Student Committee: Jerome Noailly


Jérôme Noailly


Department of Communication and Information Technologies (DTIC)
University Pompeu Fabra
C/ Roc Boronat 138, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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Jérôme Noailly conducted his PhD research at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He explored the mechanical communications within the lumbar spine through finite element modelling and addressed model evaluation issues. In 2009, he received the best PhD thesis award in engineering from the UPC. From 2007 to 2011, Jérôme focussed on soft tissue and multiphysics modelling as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow, at the AO Research Institute and Eindhoven University of Technology, and at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC). In 2012, he became the principal investigator (PI) of IBEC’s group of Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, and in 2015, he was extending his research to computational systems biology and moved to the University Pompeu Fabra, as the PI of the Multiscale and Computational Biomechanics and Mechanobiology research team. He is lecturer in biomechanics and musculoskeletal modelling, has supervised three PhD theses, and has authored more than 90 contributions to congresses, and 27 journal articles and book chapters. He is active member of the ESB since 2006, and has been both co-founder and president of the ESB Spanish National Chapter.


Ali Sharifnezhad

Ali Sharifnezhad
Sport Science Research Institute.

Center of Sport Biomechanics.

Tehran – Iran.

Tel: +9821 8891 9872



Ali Sharifnezhad received his PhD on Sport Biomechanics at Humboldt University of Berlin in 2014. He is doing research as an assistant professor at Sport Science Research Institute of Iran as well as administrate web site of student committee on European Society of Biomechanics.

He has innovated two new apparatus which is registered as a patent and he was honored by inventers and innovators society of Iran on 2004. He was a member of consultative committee of several national and international congress of Physical Education and Sport Science.

During his graduated study he published several articles on sport biomechanics and motor control. Furthermore he was responsible for advanced education in the handling of Sport laboratory equipment.

At present his main research is focused on:

– The muscle and tendon mechanical properties and their adaptability in response to altered loading conditions.
– The influence of exercise-based interventions on muscle-tendon mechanical properties and functional limitation in clinical and healthy populations.

Yash Agarwal



109A, Adarsh Nagar

305002 Ajmer




Yash graduated with Master in Engineering at The University of Hull, UK in 2006. Yash received his PhD in Materials Engineering (Finite Element Analysis of Augmented Knee Arthroplasty) from The University of Surrey, UK in 2013. He worked as a post-graduate researcher from 2006-2010 at Surrey, and joined AO Research Institute Davos as Project Leader from 2010 till 2014.  Yash has been a member of European Society of Biomechanics since 2007.

Zahra Asgharpour

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Automotive Safety Technologies GmbH

Sachsstr.16 D85080 Gaimersheim, Germany

Tel: +4915165222652




Zahra Asgharpour is working  as a Biomechanics Specialist at R&D division of Automotive Safety Technologies, a joint Venture of AUDI AG since 2012.  Her activities mainly include numerical analysis of bone fracture for crash applications for injury prediction.  She is actively working with experts of Automotive Industry in Germany and is willing to strengthen the link between University and Industry, due to this aim she is performing collaborative research with universities in Europe within the framework of EU projects.

Since Biomedical Engineering was the connecting bridge between medicine and engineering, Zahra joined the master program of biomechanics after completing her Mechanical Engineering degree in 2003. She persuaded her PhD  studies within the framework of a European Project in field oftrauma biomechanics at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and performed  research collaborations with Strasbourg University and Medical Faculty of University of Marseille within the years 2010-2011.

She has published several articles in conferences and scientific journals.  She was the recipient of Best student presentation award at SIMBIO-M in France -2011 and the Travel grant of ESB in Greece -2012.




Julius Wolff Institute – Charite Universitaetsmedizin

Augustenburger Platz 1

13353, Berlin


Edoardo Borgiani studied Biomedical Engineering at University of Bologna. He graduated as Master of Science in 2015, after the development of the thesis project “Geometrical optimization of a short-stem hip implant for the reduction of proximal stress shielding” at Julius Wolff Institute in Berlin. Since June 2015, he is at the same institute as PhD researcher in the field of mechano-regulation of bone healing in mice.