Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Sheffield/Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine
Damien Lacroix is Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and is Director of Research at the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine. His main expertise is on the computational modelling of mechanobiological processes at cell, tissue and organ interfaces. Lacroix has received around £7M in the last 5 years in European and EPSRC funding. He coordinated the only world-wide multi scale patient specific mechanobiological project focused on the lumbar spine (MySpine). He is also the recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) on multi-scale simulations on bone tissue engineering. He is the PI of an ESPRC Frontier Engineering Award on the Individualised Multi-scale Simulation of the Musculoskeletal System. As past-President of the European Society of Biomechanics (2010- 2012), Lacroix is a leading figure in biomedical engineering.