ESB Student Awards

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The ESB Student Awards were instituted by Professor Marie-Christine Ho Ba Tho at the 1998 Congress in Toulouse, France, with the purpose to honor excellence in biomechanics already at a relatively young age. At every ESB Congress one first prize Student Award and three runner up Awards will be given to four students based on the recommendation of the Awards Committee selecting the four best proceeding abstracts for a final presentation at the ESB Congress and on a secret ballot to select the first place, which will be held amongst the meeting delegates attending the award lectures. The award consists of a certificate for each winner and 1000 € for the first place and 400 € for the runners up donated by Elsevier Science Ltd.

For consideration, the candidate must submit electronically an abstract to both the conference secretariat and to the Chairman of the Award Committee before abstract submission deadline of the next ESB Congress.

Deadline for receipt of nominations for 2017 Student award is coincident with the closing date for abstract submission for ESB-2017, 31st Jan 2017. In order to enter the competition, applicants must send an email to the Awards Committee Chairman  verifying that you are an ESB member and attaching a copy of the abstract they have already submitted to ESB-2017. If the abstract is accepted for ESB-2017,  their application will automatically be taken into consideration and abstracts will enter the reviewing phase for this award. In addition, a brief curriculum vitae and a statement signed electronically by the student’s supervisor that the applicant is a deserving candidate and will still be a doctoral student at the time of the Congress should be included in the submission.

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2016 Emiel van Disseldorp , Niels Petterson, Marcel Rutten, Frans van de Vosse, Marc van Sambeek, Richard Lopata (Eindhoven University of Technology) “Wall stress analysis and mechanical characterization of abdominal aortic aneurysms using 4D ultrasound”

2016 Zhao Ying Cui , Nele Famaey, Garcia Umuhire Musigazi, Markos Kapeliotis, Bart Deperitere, Jan Ivens, Jos Vander Sloten (KU Leuven) “Two rail shear test on human bridging veins”


PAST WINNERS of the ESB Student Award

2015 Janna Tenenbaum-Katan
Respiratory flows during early childhood: In-silico and in-vitro biomemetic models of inhalation therapy in the developing airways

2014 Mario Giorgi, A. Carriero, S.J. Shefelbine, N.C. Nowlan.
Mechanobiological simulations of prenatal joint morphogenesis

2013 Hajar Razi, A. Birkhold, G. Duda, B. Willie, S. Checa (Germany) “Cortical bone in adult mice exhibits lower strain levels at remodelling sites compared to young mice”  

2013 Orestis G. Andriotis, D. Smart, S.P. Robins, W. Manuyakorn, O.L. Katsamenis, P.H. Howarth, D.E. Davies, P.J. Thurner (UK) “Cross-link density and type are strong determinants of collagen fibril nanoelasticity”  

2012 Carlier A., Liesbet Geris, Hans Van Oosterwyck (Leuven, Belgium) “Tip cells at the top: a multiscale model of sprouting angiogenesis” 

2010 Schulte, F.A., Lambers, F.M., Webster, D.J., Kuhn, G., Müller, R. (Zürich, Switzerland) “Strain energy density predicts sites of local trabecular bone formation and resorption”

2008 Schneider, P., Voide, R., Donahue, L.R., Stampanoni, M., Müller, R. (Zürich, Switzerland) “The influence of the cortical canal network on murine bone mechanics”

2006 Geris, L., Vander Sloten, J., Van Oosterwyck, H. (Leuven, Belgium) “Mathematical modeling of bone regeneration including the angiogenic process”

2004 Bomzon, Z., Knight, M.M., Sharma, A.M., Lee, D.A., Kimmel, E., Bader, D.L. (London, UK) “Intracellular strain fields in compressed chondrocytes exhibit strain amplification associated with cytoskeletal networks”

2002 McNamara , L.M., Van der Linden, J.C., Weinans, H., Prendergast, P.J. (Dublin, Ireland) “High stresses occur in bone trabeculae under low loads ! A study using micro-serial sectioning techniques and finite element analysis”

2000 Fridez, P.,Makino, A., Miyazaki, H., Meister, J.-J., Hayashi, K., Stergiopulos, N. (Lausanne, Switzerland) “Biomechanical adaptation of vascular smooth muscle tone and myogenic response to acute hypertension in conduit vessels”

1998 Heigele, C.E., Claes, L.E. (Ulm, Germany) “Magnitudes of local stress and strain along bony surfaces predict the course and type of fracture healing”

1998 Tieschky, M., Faber, S., Haubner, M., Eckstein, F. (Munich, Germany) “Determination of in vivo cartilage thickness and volume changes following physical exercise with magnetic resonance imaging”

1998 Lacroix, D., Prendergast, P.J. (Dublin, Ireland) “3D finite element analysis of glenoid prostheses for total shoulder arthroplasty”