Thomas Gasser

December 12, 2016 Aurélie Couvidat

Thomas Gasser is Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Solid Mechanics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. His scientific work mainly relates to biomechanics-based numerical techniques to solve clinical relevant cardiovascular problems. Previous and current work include: In-vitro experimental characterization of soft biological tissues; clinical studies exploring biomechanical diagnostic parameters; finite strain continuum mechanics of non-linear elastic, visco-elastic, elasto-plastic, damage and failure properties of vascular tissue; cardiovascular flow;  medical image processing and image segmentation.

Following the Mechanical Engineering education at Graz University of Technology, Prof. Gasser received a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the same university. In 2008, he received a habilitation in Solid Mechanics and Biomechanics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Besides teaching graduate and post graduate level courses at KTH Solid Mechanics, he serves a vice director of the BioMEx center at KTH, as well as a legal expert for skiing accident reconstruction at Graz HigherRegionalCourt (Oberlandesgericht), Austria. He is one of the co-founders of VASCOPS GmbH.

Prof. Gasser coauthors one PCT patent, about 80 peer-reviewed journal publications, 10 book chapters and gave about 200 presentations at international and national conferences. He serves as reviewer for about 50 scientific journals, as well as several national research councils. A Google Scholar h-index of 34 quantifies the impact of Gasser’s research, and further biometric details are given at: