Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. techn.

Gerhard A. Holzapfel

Gerhard A. Holzapfel

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences in Austria since 2012

  • Institut für Biomechanik, Technische Universität Graz


Research Areas:

  • Technical Sciences
  • Biomechanics
  • Technical mechanics
  • Micromechanics
  • Physiology



Selected Memberships:

  • Academia Europaea
  • European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science EAMBES
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • European Mechanics Society EUROMECH
  • European Society of Biomechanics ESB
  • International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Biomedizinsche Technik ÖGBMT

Selected Prizes:

  • Erwin Schrödinger-Preis der ÖAW
  • START-Preis des Wissenschaftsfonds FWF
  • Josef Krainer-Würdigungspreis
  • 2021 William Prager Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (USA)
  • 2021 Warner T. Koiter Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (USA)

Selected Publications:

  • Holzapfel, G. A.; Kuhl, E. (Hrsg.) (2013) Computer Models in Biomechanics: From Nano to Macro.; Dordrecht: Springer (413 Seiten).
  • Holzapfel, G. A.; Ogden, R. W. (2010) Constitutive modelling of arteries. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, Bd. 466, S. 1551-1597.
  • Holzapfel, G. A.; Gasser, T. C.; Stadler, M. (2002) A structural model for the viscoelastic behavior of arterial walls: Continuum formulation and finite element analysis. European Journal of Mechanics A-Solids, Bd. 21, S. 441-463.
  • Holzapfel, G. A.; Gasser, T. C.; Ogden, R. W. (2000) A new constitutive framework for arterial wall mechanics and a comparative study of material models. Journal of Elasticity, Bd. 61, S. 1-48.
  • Holzapfel, Gerhard A. (2000) Nonlinear Solid Mechanics. A Continuum Approach for Engineering.; Chichester: Wiley (455 Seiten).