C.W.J. (Cees) Oomens - Expertise

Oomens, C.W.J.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Biomechanics of Soft Tissues
Department :
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Section :
Soft Tissue Biomechanics & Tissue Engineering
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
GEM-Z 4.113
Tel :
+31 40-247 2818
Tel (internal) :
Email :

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Cees Oomens is full professor in Biomechanics of Soft Tissues . He studied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology. He obtained his PhD at Twente University (1985) on a study on the mechanical behaviour of skin. Currently his research is focussed on damage and adaptation of soft biological tissues. A hierarchical approach is used ranging from studies on cultured cells, tissue engineered constructs of muscle and skin, in-vivo animal studies and human studies. Theoretical models include convective and diffusive transport processes in deforming structures and interaction with growth, synthesis and damage development. Application fields are the modelling of cardiac tissue, remodeling of heart valves and blood vessels, multi-scale modeling of cartilage, skin mechanics and skin rejuvenation. A major application field is a study on the aetiology of pressure ulcers. The goals are to develop an objective method to identify patients at risk of developing a pressure ulcer and to develop techniques for early detection of deep tissue injury. Since September 2009 he is president of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel . He is the first author of the text book: Biomechanics: Concepts and Computation