Univ Lyon – Univ Eiffel
Biomechanics and impact mechanics laboratory
David Mitton received his PhD degree in biomechanics from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon, France in 1997. In 1998, he joined the biomechanics laboratory (Arts et Métiers ParisTech-CNRS), Paris, France, where he was full professor in Biomechanics from 2006 to 2008. In 2008 he moved to a research director position in the biomechanics and impact mechanics laboratory (LBMC, Univ Lyon-Univ Eiffel), Lyon, France. Since 2016 he is the Director of the LBMC. Since 2019, he is deputy director of the international laboratory (Lyon-Montréal) on anatomo-functional evaluation of the musculoskeletal system.
His research is oriented towards mechanical properties of biological tissues and more specifically non-invasive assessment. He has supervised 23 PhDs (21 completed and 2 on-going). He is co-author of more than 90 articles in peer review international journals, 160 contributions to international conferences and of 7 patents.
From September 2014 to November, 2017 he was President of the Société de Biomécanique. He was the Chairman of the ESB 2016 in Lyon (jointly organized by the European Society of Biomechanics and the Société de Biomécanique). Since 2016, he is member of the ESB Council.