Education and Student Committee: Jerome Noailly

Jerome Noailly

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain


Jérôme Noailly began his PhD in 2002 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, being also PI of the FP7 European project My Spine. In 2015, Jérôme was extending his research to computational systems biology, and moved to Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as PI of the Multiscale and Computational Biomechanics and Mechanobiology research team. He is lecturer in biomechanics and musculoskeletal modelling, and has supervised three PhD theses. He has authored two book chapters, more than 90 contributions to congresses, and 24 articles in journals, including high-ranking journals such as MRS Bulletin, Lab on a Chip, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, PLoS Computational Biology, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, or Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.