Susanne Van Engelen
VU University, Netherlands

RESEARCH GOALS: Ms. Van Engelen and the research team at VU University are working to more effectively treat instability created by degeneration and injury that can lead to spinal disorders and pain.

METHODS:

MSC Research Assist Award: Ms. Van Engelen and VU University were awarded MSC Nastran | Patran, SimXpert, Marc and Adams to conduct modal testing on the mechanical properties of the lumbar spine.

Bio: Ms. Van Engelen holds an MSc in Industrial Design Engineering, with an emphasis in ergonomics, medical technology and biomechanics from the University of Technology Delft.

While working as a research assistant at the Department of Radiology of the Sophia Childrens hospital in Erasum Medical Center Rotterdam, she was granted a scholarship to attend VU University and is currently pursuing a PhD at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences.

RESEARCH UPDATE:

July 2012 - Ms. Van Engelen presented her research at the 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics - July 2012. Download the poster.

Application of MSC Solutions

Research Results