Education and Student Committee: Aurélie Carlier
Aurélie Carlier is associate professor at the MERLN Institute in Maastricht, the Netherlands. She received her MSc in Biomedical Engineering in 2010 and her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2014, both at the KU Leuven, Belgium. During her PhD she also visited the Systems Biology Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Her research interests encompass the multiscale computational modelling of biological processes, with a particular focus on bone tissue engineering applications and cell-biomaterial interactions and using a range of data-driven to mechanistic modelling approaches. Aurélie Carlier is the author of over 40 ISI indexed journal papers, 3 book chapters and over 90 full conference proceedings and abstracts. Her research achievements have been awarded with a number of distinctions, including the Student Award of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB, 2012), the Reinhart Heinrich Doctoral Thesis Award by the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB, 2015) and the Best Doctoral Thesis Award by the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB, 2015). She has also been elected as member of the Tissue Engineering Young Investigator Council (TEN YIC, 2016) and received a prestigious VENI career development grant (0.25 M€) from the Dutch Science Foundation. She is board member of the Dutch Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Besides her research, she is co-founder and vice-chair of FEM (Female Empowerment Maastricht University), a network to discuss and tackle gender issues.