Frank P.T. Baaijens

  • 13289 Citations
1981 …2019
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Frank Baaijens is a full professor of Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)His areas of expertise include computational (bio)mechanics, rheology and regenerative medicine. Frank Baaijens currently serves as Rector Magnificus at TU/e. His focus is building on the TU/e’s strengths with the entire community, strengthening the university’s international position and working on finding solutions to current and future societal challenges, bridging education and research. Frank Baaijens is committed to the future vision and mission of TU/e, outlined in the strategy 2030 plan. This plan aims to further excellence of the university in education and research, and impact on society. The university will strengthen its foundationsfoster cross-disciplinary research, and will continue to innovate our educational methods and programs to educate next generations of engineers and scientists.

Academic background

Frank Baaijens received his PhD from TU/e in 1987 with prof. J.D. Janssen as his supervisor. In 1985 he joined Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven to work on Computational Mechanics. Since 1990, he has been part time professor on Computational Rheology at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In July 1995 he was appointed full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In October 2002 he was appointed full professor in the Department of BioMedical Engineering (Soft Tissue Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering). From 2003 to 2007 he was Dean of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and from 2007 to 2014 he was Scientific Director of the national research program on BioMedical Materials (BMM). He has published over 300 peer reviewed papers in international scientific journals and has graduated over 50 PhD candidates. Research in his group resulted in the founding of a number of biomedical technology companies. 



"It is incredibly rewarding to witness the personal and professional growth of young talent when they are engaged in academic education and research"

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Research Output 1981 2019

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Biomechanics and modeling of tissue-engineered heart valves

Ristori, T., van Kelle, A. J. M., Baaijens, F. & Loerakker, S., 9 Apr 2019, Advances in heart valve biomechanics: valvular physiology, mechanobiology, and bioengineering. Sacks, M. & Liao, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 413-446 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

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Computational modeling guides tissue-engineered heart valve design for long-term in vivo performance in a translational sheep model

Emmert, M. Y., Schmitt, B. A., Loerakker, S., Sanders, B., Spriestersbach, H., Fioretta, E. S., Bruder, L., Brakmann, K., Motta, S. E., Lintas, V., Dijkman, P. E., Frese, L., Berger, F., Baaijens, F. P. T. & Hoerstrup, S. P., 9 May 2018, In : Science Translational Medicine. 10, 440, 13 p., eaan4587.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Dual electrospun supramolecular polymer systems for selective cell migration

Thakkar, S. H., Di Luca, A., Zaccaria, S., Baaijens, F. P. T., Bouten, C. V. C. & Dankers, P. Y. W., 1 Jul 2018, In : Macromolecular Bioscience. 18, 7, 9 p., 1800004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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47 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling the combined effects of collagen and cyclic strain on cellular orientation in collagenous tissues

Ristori, T., Notermans, T. M. W., Foolen, J., Kurniawan, N. A., Bouten, C. V. C., Baaijens, F. P. T. & Loerakker, S., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 14 p., 8518.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Heart Valves

Activities 1992 1994

  • 3 Contributed talk

Fourth European Rheology Conference 4-9 September, 1994, Sevilla

Frank P.T. Baaijens (Speaker)
4 Sep 1994

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Second World Conference in Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, May 1–5, 1994, Basel, Switzerland

Frank P.T. Baaijens (Speaker)
1 May 1994

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific


Student theses

3D FE implementation of an incompressible quadriphasic mixture model for large deformations

Author: van Loon, R., 28 Feb 2001

Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1) & Huyghe, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

3D viscoelastic analysis

Author: Bogaerds, A., 30 Jun 1998

Supervisor: Janssen, J. (Supervisor 1), Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 2) & Verbeeten, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A 2-D finite element model of a muscle cell in agarose gel-matrix

Author: Tran, N. H., 29 Feb 2000

Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2), Bouten, C. (Supervisor 2) & Breuls, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Abdominal aortic aneurysms : a numerical/experimental approach

Author: Tummers, S., 30 Sep 2002

Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1), Peters, G. (Supervisor 2), Rutten, M. (Supervisor 2), van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 2) & Schurink, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A compressible biphasic mixture theory with a fluid content dependent stiffness

Author: Cornelissen, L., 30 Jun 2004

Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1), Oomens, C. (Supervisor 2), Huyghe, J. (Supervisor 2), Bovendeerd, P. (Supervisor 2) & van Donkelaar, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master