V. (Vahid) ArbabiAssistant Professor
- ORT Research
Dr. Vahid Arbabi is an Assistant Professor in the field of Orthopaedic-BioMechanics at the Department of Orthopedics of University Medical Center Utrecht. Vahid obtained his PhD degree from the department of BioMechanical Engineering of TU Delft. He was awarded the runner-up prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Biomechanics by the European Society of Biomechanics. The topic of the thesis was estimation of the mechanical and physical properties of articular cartilage, which are crucial in proper understanding of the commencement and progression of osteoarthritis. He developed advanced computational models and applied them to indentation and diffusion tests based on micro-computed tomography to determine the Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio, permeability, solute diffusivity, and fixed charge density of articular cartilage. An alternative approach was introduced based on combined artificial neural networks and finite element models to enable experimentalists using advanced computational models for interpretation of experimental data with regard to diffusion in soft tissues.
As an assistant professor, he is involved in several projects at a European scale such as the APPROACH consortium or an international scale such as the World Coach Consortium and the TOFA-Predict project.
Fellowship and Awards
Runner-up prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Biomechanics by the European Society of Biomechanics
Research Output (12)
Three-dimensional analysis of shape variations and symmetry of the fibula, tibia, calcaneus and talus
Tümer Nazlı, Arbabi Vahid, Gielis Willem Paul, de Jong Pim A., Weinans Harrie, Tuijthof Gabrielle J.M., Zadpoor Amir A. 1 jan 2019, In: Journal of Anatomy. 234 , p. 132-144 13 p.
Mirahmadi F., Koolstra J. H., Fazaeli S., Lobbezoo F., van Lenthe G. H., Snabel J., Stoop R., Arbabi V., Weinans H., Everts V. dec 2018, In: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 26 , p. 1744-1752
Pouran Behdad, Arbabi Vahid, Bajpayee Ambika G., van Tiel Jasper, Töyräs Juha, Jurvelin Jukka S., Malda Jos, Zadpoor Amir A., Weinans Harrie 10 sep 2018, In: Journal of Biomechanics. 78 , p. 10-20 11 p.
An experimental and finite element protocol to investigate the transport of neutral and charged solutes across articular cartilage
Arbabi Vahid, Pouran Behdad, Zadpoor Amir A., Weinans Harrie 23 apr 2017, In: Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2017
Solute transport at the interface of cartilage and subchondral bone plate:Effect of micro-architecture
Pouran Behdad, Arbabi Vahid, Bleys Ronald L A W, René van Weeren P., Zadpoor Amir A., Weinans Harrie 8 feb 2017, In: Journal of Biomechanics. 52 , p. 148-154
Arbabi Vahid, Pouran Behdad, Weinans Harrie, Zadpoor Amir A. 8 dec 2016, In: Journal of Biomechanics. 49 , p. 3833-3839 7 p.
Isolated effects of external bath osmolality, solute concentration, and electrical charge on solute transport across articular cartilage
Pouran Behdad, Arbabi Vahid, Zadpoor Amir A., Weinans Harrie 1 dec 2016, In: Medical Engineering & Physics. 38 , p. 1399-1407 9 p.
Application of multiphysics models to efficient design of experiments of solute transport across articular cartilage
Pouran Behdad , Arbabi Vahid, Weinans Harrie, Zadpoor Amir A nov 2016, In: Computers in Biology and Medicine. 78 , p. 91-96 6 p.
Combined inverse-forward artificial neural networks for fast and accurate estimation of the diffusion coefficients of cartilage based on multi-physics models
Arbabi Vahid, Pouran B, Weinans Harrie, Zadpoor Amir A 6 sep 2016, In: Journal of Biomechanics. 49 , p. 2799-2805
Moshtagh P R, Pouran B, van Tiel J, Rauker J, Zuiddam M R, Arbabi V, Korthagen N M, Weinans H, Zadpoor A A 2016, In: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 59 , p. 561-571 11 p.