Jorge Gutiérrez Gil

Instituto de Ingeniería Mecánica y Biomecánica (I2MB) – Universitat Politècnica de València
Full address: Camino de Vera s/n Edificio 9C. 46022-Valencia (Spain)
E-mail: jorgugi1@upv.es

In June 2015, I obtained a degree in Design Engineering and Product Development from the Polytechnical University of Valencia (UPV), which provided me insight and knowledge about the importance of the form-function relationship and its role on object creation. In parallel I also obtained a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UPV, acquiring technical and scientific skills and a sincere interest in numerical methods and form optimization. I had the opportunity to perform a 6 month scholarship under the PROMOE program in the Faculty of Engineering Graduate School of Engineering Mie University (Japan) working on Human Robotics under the supervision of Professor Junji Hirai.

In order to complement the creativity and technical aspects of engineering learned in my bachelor degrees, in 2018, I completed a Master Degree in Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Here I became trained in many programming languages and applied Artificial Intelligence for Engineering. Since then, my passion is centred around using computational modelling tools in engineering for understanding and ‘playing’ with the meaning behind form, and using such tools to improve the quality of life of human beings. I was able to start my scientific work at the Instituto de Ingeniería Mecánica y Biomecánica (I2MB), where along Dr. José Martinez-Casas, Prof. Francisco Denia and Prof. Juan José Ródenas, I developed numerical shape optimisation techniques for railway noise reduction, leading to several research publications in peer-reviewed journals and award-winning participation in international conferences.

It became clear to me that I wanted to pursue a serious scientific career in the field of biomechanics, so since 2018 until the present, I am enrolled in a PhD programme at UPV under the supervision and guidance of Prof. Manuel Tur Valiente and Dr. Carlos Atienza, in close collaboration with Prof. Juan José Ródenas and Dr. Enrique Nadal. The PhD focuses on highly adapted personalised models for bone remodelling simulation. We work on improving computer simulation models by using available patient-specific medical data, thus allowing the accurate analysis and optimisation of bone-related medical treatments. Our research, which until today has led to a high-impact journal publication and several conference communications, considers not only the theoretical aspects but also the practical implementation of the procedures in a clinical setting.

I recently completed a PhD stay at the Institute for Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University (Japan). Under the supervision of Professor Taiji Adachi, I developed novel techniques using advanced bone-remodelling algorithms developed by this centre.

My main academic goal after the PhD dissertation is to continue developing personalised biomechanical computer models which allow the design of avantgarde tailor-made medical solutions. I am specially interested in novel synergies between state-of-the-art computational tools, such as Artificial Intelligence, and new advances in theoretical research in biology.

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