Bart Spronck, Ph.D. (B.)

I am a multidisciplinary researcher in the field of arterial biomechanics, aiming to integrate clinical and engineering research. I am committed to disentangling the problem of arterial stiffening by combining pre-clinical and clinical research. Combining state-of-the-art measurement techniques — computer controlled bi-axial mechanical testing; high-frequency ultrasound; two-photon microscopy; arterial applanation tonometry; and echo wall tracking — with constitutive computer modelling enables me to mechanically understand the changes occurring in the ageing artery wall.

When I have some time off, I am a passionate traveller, whether it be for hiking, skiing, or simply exploring the world.