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Huynh Nhu Nguyen

Huynh Nhu Nguyen

I am a researcher in mechanics. My PhD topic belongs to the finite element technology. I studied incompatible (non-standard) finite elements that can be applied to large deformation simulations, such as metal in plasticity, or rubber in elasticity. I have used FORTRAN and MATLAB for coding my PhD research.

After obtaining my PhD at the University of Liege (Belgium), I worked on a project in biomechanics at Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany). This project concentrated on material models of soft tissues, such as for tubular organs. For this work, I concentrated in nonlinear material (soft tissues) experiment, finite element coding and simulations. Growth and remodeling simulations are also concerned.

Since September 2011, I have been a researcher at the Max Planck Institute. My current research topics concern hard tissues (bones, teeth). In cooperation with my anthropologist colleagues, I apply the finite element method to analyse functions of hard tissues during the evolutionary history of primates and hominins.


Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 370
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399
email: nhu_nguyeneva.mpg.de