Sae-Il Murtada

Sae-Il Murtada



  • 9/06:
Attendance of the CISM-IUTAM Summer School on "Biomechanical modeling at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels", Udine, Italy
  • 2006:
M.Sc. Vehicle Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden
  • 6/05 – 12/05:
Master’s Thesis at Det Norske Veritas DNV, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 8/04 – 1/05:
Scholarship Student at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
  • 1/03 – 7/03:
Exchange Student at UNSW, Sydney, Australia
  • 7/00 – 6/01:
Military Service as Military Polis at Livgardet K1
  • 1999:
Graduation Certificate from High School

Professional Appointments

  • Since 6/06:
Doctoral Student, Department of Solid Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden (supervisor Prof. Gerhard A. Holzapfel)

Awards and Honors

  • 2004:
Shinil Scholarship for Foreign Studies
  • 2003:
KTH Scholarship for Exceptional Studies


S. Murtada, M. Kroon and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]

A calcium-driven mechanochemical model for prediction of force generation in smooth muscle.
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 9:749–762, 2010.

S. Murtada, M. Kroon and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]

Modeling the dispersion effects of contractile fibers in smooth muscles.
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 58:2065-2082, 2010.

Biographical Sketch

Sae-Il Murtada’s background is the mechanics of solids. In recent years he is working on the mechanics of soft biological tissues. He has received a M.Sc. in Vehicle Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). At the moment he is pursuing his Ph.D. in the area of Biomechanics focusing on the mechanical modeling at the cellular level.