Expertise: hemodynamics, cardiovascular biomechanics, biofluid mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, cardiovascular devices, computational biomechanics
Patrick Segers, PhD, is full senior professor at Ghent University. His work involves modelling and simulation of the hemodynamics and mechanics of the cardiovascular system making use of computer and experimental models, yet always in close collaboration with clinicians and with attention for validation and implementation of new techniques in a clinical setting. In the past few years, his research has mainly focused on phenotyping large artery stiffness and function, arterial physiology and early non-invasive detection of increased arterial stiffness and wave reflections on the one hand, and the use of advanced computational tools for medical applications on the other. He heads the BioMMeda research unit (“Biofluid, tissue and solid mechanics for medical applications”) within the Institute Biomedical Technology (IBiTech) and is one of the driving forces behind the inter-university master program in biomedical engineering at the universities of Ghent (UGent) and Brussels (VUB) and an EIT (European Institute of Technology) endorsed international Msc in Biomedical Engineering.