Stéphane Avril est professeur de biomécanique à l’école des Mines de Saint Etienne et s’intéresse à la quantification des distributions locales de propriétés mécaniques dans les vaisseaux et tissus mous.
Stéphane AVRIL is a Full Professor of biomechanics at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France) where he is the head of one of the five departments (Center for Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering). Stéphane AVRIL pioneered inverse methods based on full-field optical methods in solid mechanics between 2003 and 2009 by developing the so-called Virtual Fields method. Since 2010, he has applied these approaches to quantify local distributions of material properties in blood vessels and other soft tissues. After a number of important advances, his research group is now involved in different international projects aimed at promoting patient-specific numerical simulations into the clinical practice. In 2014, Stéphane AVRIL was a visiting fellow at Yale University (USA).