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My research is focused on damage and fracture mechanisms in bone. The aim is to understand how bone as a composite material resists mechanical loading and how this is fundamentally altered with age and in patients with osteoporosis. I use a combination of mechanical testing, high-resolution imaging and computational modelling to address a medical problem from an engineering perspective.

In December 2019, I defended my doctoral thesis The role of microstructure for crack propagation in cortical bone. A large part of the work was devoted to developing a computational framework for simulating crack propagation in cortical bone at the microscale using the extended finite element method (XFEM). My current focus is two-fold: I am exploring the use of phase field methods for simulating interface damage in bone, and I am developing an experimental protocol suitable for validating computational fracture models of bone tissue.

My earlier work includes developing computer models of the human femur looking at both hip fractures and stress-fractures. I am also involved in projects modelling the mechanical behavior of soft tissues.

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I have been a teaching assistant since 2013, primarily at the Department of Biomedical engineering. I teach courses in applied mechanics for both undergraduate and graduate students. My responsibilities include both lectures, lab supervision and calculation seminars.

  • Introduction to biomedical engineering (EITA01
  • Tissue Biomechanics (BMEN10)
  • Transportfenomen i människokroppen (MKVF20)
  • Teknisk mekanik (FHL055) – I was a TA at the Division of Solid Mechanics in 2013-2014

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Medical Image Processing

Free keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Bone
  • Imaging
  • Finite Element Method


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