Citizen scientists needed to map 3D scans to solve puzzle of bird bill evolution

Citizen scientists from across the globe are needed to help a team of University of Sheffield researchers map 3D scans of the bills of every living species of bird in the world. Dr Gavin Thomas, of the University’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, and his research group have embarked on the task of scanning the bills of 10,000 species to build the most compre...

The MultiSim Modelathon – A Pioneering Success.

Multisim Modelathon 2016
The MultiSim Modelathon brought together the brightest PhD and PostDoc researchers in the field of Multi-Scale Modeling and Biomechanical Engineering, from around the world, to compete in teams against one another to solve a complex Multi Scale Modeling problem. On a sunny Monday morning the brightest young minds in the field of Engineering from around the world descended ...

Prime Minister announces investment

Epsrc investment
The UK prime minister, David Cameron, has announced a major investment boost which will see the UK poised to take a world lead in structural dynamics research. The new investment will support the University of Sheffield to build one of the largest dynamic test facilities in the UK. The prime minister announced the new £4m investment from the Engineering and Physical...

MultiSim Expands Again – Adds another Researcher

Multisim Again
MultiSim, an EPSRC funded research project, carries on its growth by welcoming Dr Mario Giorgi to the team. This will only again cement MultiSim at the forefront of research into modelling complex and partially identified engineering problems. Dr Mario Giorgi is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Human Metabolism of the University of Sheffield since 2015. ...

MultiSim exhibits at Innovations in Healthcare Conference 2015.

Innovations in Healthcare
Monday the 13th of July saw the Innovations in Healthcare Conference take place in The Octagon Centre, Sheffield. With 21 exhibitors from around the University of Sheffield and external companies, it gave MultiSim a great platform to showcase our great work. The day kicked off with an initial exhibition walk around before the commencement of talks. Highlights of the talks i...

The MultiSim Modelathon 24th – 26th August 2015

musculoskeletal, disorders, hip joint, MultiSIm
We have a limited number of spaces left for the MultiSim Modelathon - are you up to the challenge? The MultiSim Modelathon is based on the concept of a hackathon event where different teams work on a challenging problem to ‘hack’ a computer code. Here there is no ‘hacking’ but ‘modelling’. Instead the teams will compete to solve a challenging multiscale biomechanic...

Professor Damien Lacroix takes MultiSim Research to Japan

On Monday 23rd February 2015 MultiSim director, Professor Damien Lacroix, embarked on a 5 month visit to Kyoto, Japan, on to work alongside Professor Taiji Adachi. The trip will be highly beneficial for MultiSim research as it will enable Professor Lacroix to study multi-scale methods to further bridge the scale between cellular up to whole organism level. Professor Taij...

Dr Enrico Dall’Ara

Dr Dall'Ara is the leader of Work Package 7 - Animal Study, his main research interests are related to the characterisation of mechanical properties of biological tissues (in particular bone) at different length scales by using experimental, imaging and modelling approaches. The final goal of his research is the development of validation and calibration studies for CT-based...

The MultiSim Modelathon: Do you want to test your limits?

Do you want to test your limits? Then the MultiSim Modelathon could be for you. The University of Sheffield is the proud holder of an EPSRC Frontier Engineering Award, namely MultiSim: Modelling Complex and Partially Identified Engineering Problems – Application to the Individualised Multiscale Simulation of the Musculoskeletal System. This ambitious programme aims t...