Thomas Eriksson

Thomas Eriksson



  • 2/08:
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • 8/03 – 2/08:
Mechanical Engineering at KTH
  • 2000:
Television Production, Tollare Folk High School, Sweden
  • 6/97:
Swedish Media Gymnasium, Kärrtorps Gymnasium, Stockholm

Professional Appointments

  • 3/08 – 3/12:
Doctoral Student, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology and Medical University Graz, Austria
  • 8/07 – 12/07:
Teaching Assistant in Solid Mechanics, Department of Solid Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • 2001 – 7/03:
Consultant in computer support
  • 7/97 – 12/99:
Coordinator and production assistant in the computer industry

Research Experience

  • 6/07 – 2/08:
Master Thesis project: Modeling saccular cerebral aneurysm growth. Department of Solid Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden


T. Eriksson, M. Kroon and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]

Influence of medial collagen organization and axial in situ stretch on saccular cerebral aneurysm growth.
ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131:101010 (7 pages), 2009.

Biographical Sketch

Thomas Eriksson was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1978. In 2003 he changed his course of study from Television Production to Mechanical Engineering, in Stockholm, where he chose the specialization on solid mechanics, partly of its broad range of applications and partly because of the chance to direct his studies towards solid biomechanics. When the possibility came up for a position on Biomechanics in Graz, Thomas applied for and proceeds now in his research area. He is currently working towards a PhD under the guidance of Professor G.A. Holzapfel and Dr. G. Plank. In his spare time Thomas likes to go downhill skiing and snowboarding, and hiking in the mountains and forests.