International Society of Biomechanics
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Behnam Heidari received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1996 and an M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering, majoring in Biomechanics, in 1999 from the AmirKabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. The research area for his M.Sc. addressed the prediction of load sharing in the lumbar spine, through a finite element modelling approach. Behnam has contributed to scientific conferences at both national and international levels and was granted an “ESB Travel Award" in order to present at the European Society of Biomechanics 2000 conference, Dublin, Ireland. He is currently a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering Department in University College Dublin with a project focused on the spinal disc and modelling of AIS, based on a fibre imbalance model. His research is funded through a Materials Ireland research grant under the agency of Enterprise Ireland. He has been awarded a certificate for Medical Sciences in Biomedical Engineering, by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His primary research interest is the biomechanics of spine. Applying computational modelling and simulation techniques to provide a means of improved simulation and visualisation of the spine in three dimensions. Through direct collaboration with research active orthopaedic surgeons it is intended to provide clinically useful bioengineering tools.