Cees Oomens

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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. 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. From 2009 – 2011 he was president of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. He was involved in the development of the internationals guidelines on prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in 2009 and a member of the Guideline Development Group of the 2014 guidelines. He is the first author of the text book: Biomechanics: Concepts and Computation.

Email: c.w.j.oomens@tue.nl

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