Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lund University, Sweden
Prof Hanna Isaksson joined the Division of Solid Mechanics at Lund University in 2011. Since 2014, she and her group moved to join the newly formed Department of Biomedical Engineering at Lund University. Her research area is primarily musculoskeletal tissue biomechanics and mechanobiology, focusing on functional imaging and statistical shape modeling of bone, characterization of bone damage and fracture mechanisms as well as on improvement of bone quality during fracture repair. She also has ongoing research in cartilage and tendon biomechanics and mechanobiology. For more details on the research being done in the Biomechanics group, please visit the research pages.
Prior to joining Lund University, Prof Isaksson spend three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage research group, University of Eastern Finland, working on experimental methods to determine bone quality in metabolic bone diseases, primarily osteoporosis. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, in a collaborative project between TU/Eindhoven and the AO Research institute in Davos, Switzerland. The project focused on mechanobiological modeling of bone regeneration.