Short CV/Education and training

  • Dr Hanna Isaksson joined the Division of Solid Mechanics at Lund University in 2011. Since 2014, she and her group moved to join the newly formed Department of Biomedical Engineering at Lund University. Her reserach area is primarily bone biomechanics and mechanobiologi, focusing on functional imaging and statistical shape modeling of bone, characterization of bone damage and fracture mechanisms as well as on improvement of bone quality during fracture repair. She also has ongoing research in cartilage and tendon biomechanics and mechanobiology. For more details on the research being done in the Biomechanics group, please visit the reserach pages.

  • Prior to joining Lund University, Dr Isaksson spend three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage reserach group, University of Eastern Finland, working on experimental methods to determine bone quality in metabolic bone diseases, primarily osteoporosis. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, in a collaborative project between TU/Eindhoven and the AO Research institute in Davos, Switzerland. The project focused on mechanobiological modeling of bone regeneration.

  • She has authored over 85 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and supervised 11 graduated PhD student.

Selected publications

  • Most recent ten papers from my group

  • Le Cann, Sophie; Tudisco, Erika; Perdikouri, Christina; Belfrage, Ola, et al. (2017-11-01). Characterization of the bone-metal implant interface by Digital Volume Correlation of in-situ loading using neutron tomography. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 75,, 271 – 278

  • Isaksson, Hanna; Le Cann, Sophie; Perdikouri, Christina; Turunen, Mikael J., et al. (2017-10-01). Neutron tomographic imaging of bone-implant interface : Comparison with X-ray tomography. Bone, 103,, 295 – 301

  • Thompson, Mark S.; Bajuri, M. Nazri; Khayyeri, Hanifeh; Isaksson, Hanna (2017-05-01). Mechanobiological modelling of tendons : Review and future opportunities. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 231, (5), 369 – 377

  • Raina, Deepak Bushan; Isaksson, Hanna; Hettwer, Werner; Kumar, Ashok, et al. (2016-05-18). A Biphasic Calcium Sulphate/Hydroxyapatite Carrier Containing Bone Morphogenic Protein-2 and Zoledronic Acid Generates Bone. Scientific Reports, 6,

  • Grassi, Lorenzo; Vaananen, Sami P.; Ristinmaa, Matti; Jurvelin, Jukka S., et al. (2016-12-21). Prediction of femoral strength using 3D finite element models reconstructed from DXA images: validation against experiments. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology

  • Turunen, Mikael J.; Dovling Kaspersen, Jorn; Olsson, Ulf; Guizar-Sicairos, Manuel, et al. (2016-09-01). Bone mineral crystal size and organization vary across mature rat bone cortex. Journal of Structural Biology, 195, (3), 337 – 344

  • Raina, Deepak Bushan; Isaksson, Hanna; Teotia, Arun Kumar; Lidgren, Lars, et al. (2016-08-10). Biocomposite macroporous cryogels as potential carrier scaffolds for bone active agents augmenting bone regeneration. Journal of Controlled Release, 235,, 365 – 378

  • Mathavan, N.; Tägil, M.; Isaksson, H. (2016-11-07). Do osteoporotic fractures constitute a greater recalcitrant challenge for skeletal regeneration? Investigating the efficacy of BMP-7 and zoledronate treatment of diaphyseal fractures in an open fracture osteoporotic rat model. Osteoporosis International

  • Khayyeri, Hanifeh; Longo, Giacomo; Gustafsson, Anna; Isaksson, Hanna (2016-08-01). Comparison of structural anisotropic soft tissue models for simulating Achilles tendon tensile behaviour. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 61,, 431 – 443

  • Gustafsson, Anna; Schilcher, Jorg; Grassi, Lorenzo; Aspenberg, Per, et al. (2016-04-22). Strains caused by daily loading might be responsible for delayed healing of an incomplete atypical femoral fracture. Bone

Complete list of publications

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Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Society of Biomechanics, council member 2012 – 2020, currently vice president

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