Professor Patrick Segers

Professor Patrick Segers, Ghent University, Belgium

Research interests of Patrick Segers include cardiovascular hemodynamics and mechanics of the cardiovascular system making use of computer and experimental models, yet always in close collaboration with clinicians and with attention for validation and implementation of new techniques in a clinical setting. Over the past few years, research focussed on phenotyping large artery stiffness and function, arterial physiology and early non-invasive detection of increased arterial stiffness and wave reflections on the one hand, and the use of advanced computational tools for medical applications on the other. Patrick Segers heads the bioMMeda research unit (“Biofluid, tissue and solid mechanics for medical applications”) within the Institute Biomedical Technology (IBiTech) at Ghent University.