Antoine obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering (2016) and his Master of science in Biomechanics at the University of Lorraine in France. He completed his master’s thesis internship at the University of Zaragoza in the m2be (multiscale in mechanical and biological engineering) research group. He worked on patient-specific finite element models incorporating bone regeneration models.
The main goal of his project is to develop and validate a bioresorbable bone plate that can in future be used for cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery. Multiple possible materials will be investigated during the project. Mechanical testing data of Titanium implants will be used to validate a finite element model that can predict mechanical strength. Additionally, a material degradation model will be developed and validated to predict mechanical strength over time. The developed model will be used to adapt the current implant design to ensure equivalent mechanical strength and functional performance to metallic biodegradable implants.
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