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Staff: Dr Michel Destrade

Dr Michel Destrade, Marie Curie Research Fellow

Dr Michel Destrade

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Name: Dr Michel Destrade

Position: Marie Curie Research Fellow 2008 - 2010

Room No.: 155

Tel: + 353 1 716 1743

Fax: + 353 1 283 0534


Qualifications: BSc Hons, Agregation, MSc, PhD, Habilitation 

Affiliations: ISIMM, ASA 


Teaching Interests:

  • Mechanics, Applied Mathematics


Research Interests:

  • Nonlinear elasticity
  • Mechanics of biological soft tissue
  • Stability under finite deformation
  • Linear, linearized, and nonlinear elastic waves


Research Groups: Members of Research Group

  1. Michael Gilchrist, Associate Professor
  2. Aisling Ni Annaidh, PhD Student
  3. Rashid Badar, PhD Student
  4. Michael Hayes, Professor Emeritus
  5. Ray Ogden FRS, E.T.S. Walton Visitor


Current Research Projects: The following list gives my current sponsored projects:

  1. Nonlinear solid biomechanics: theory, experiments, computations, applications (Marie Curie Fellowship - FP7)
  2. Mechanical modeling of growth for soft biological tissues ( CNRS )
  3. Biomechanics of soft biological tissues, growth, adaptation, and stability (RoySoc)
  4. Wireless communicative stent for follow-up of abdominal aortic aneurysm (French ANR)
  5. Biological soft tissues beyond their elastic limit (Ulysses)
  6. Mechanics of biological soft tissues and biomaterials (E.T.S. Walton Visitor Award - SFI)


Selected Publications on Nonlinear Solid Biomechanics: 

  1. M. Destrade, M.D. Gilchrist, R.W. Ogden. Third- and fourth-order elasticity of biological soft tissues, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, (to appear).
  2. M. Destrade, A. Ni Annaidh, C.D. Coman. Bending instabilities of soft biological tissues, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46 (2009) 4322-4330. 
  3. M. Destrade, G. Saccomandi, I. Sgura. Inhomogeneous shear of orthotropic incompressible non-linearly elastic solids: Singular solutions and biomechanical interpretation, International Journal of Engineering Science (invited contribution to special issue in memory of A.J.M. Spencer),47 (2009) 1170-1181.
  4. M. Destrade, M.D. Gilchrist, D.A. Prikazchikov, G. Saccomandi. Surface instability of sheared soft tissues. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 130 (2008) 061007. 
  5. M.D. Gilchrist, S. Keenan, M. Curtis, M. Cassidy, G. Byrne, M. Destrade. Measuring knife stab penetration into skin simulant using a novel biaxial tension device, Forensic Science International, 177 (2008) 5265. 
  6.  J. Mazeyrat, O. Romain, P. Garda, E. Flecher, P. Leprince, P.Y. Lagree, M. Destrade. Wireless communicative stent for follow-up of abdominal aortic aneurysm, Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference
  7. A. Goriely, M. Destrade, M. Ben Amar. Instabilities in elastomers and soft tissues, Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 59 (2006) 615-630. 


Useful Links:

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Open Acoustics Journal, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics.


Additional Information Here:

More details about my research, including PDFs of my articles, can be found here