Selda Sherifova

Selda Sherifova

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Stremayrgasse 16/2
8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: 0316-873-35508
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Fax: 0316-873-35502
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Biography

Education

9/15 – 11/19: PhD Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology (with distinction)
8/12 – 2/15: M.Sc. Medical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
9/06 – 4/12: B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Professional Appointments

since 1/20: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology
3/15 – 12/19: University Assistant, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology
3/14 – 10/14: Technical Project Assistant, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology

Research Experience

9/15 – 11/19: PhD Thesis: "Mechanical Testing and Modeling of Diseased and Healthy Human Thoracic Aortic Tissues", Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology
2/14 – 10/14: Master Thesis: "Modeling the Propagation of Aortic Dissection", Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology
9/11 – 2/12: Bachelor Project: "Loading Characteristics of a Solar Panel", Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
2/11 – 6/11: Bachelor Project: "Analysis of a 10 kW Solar Power Plant which uses a Steam Turbine", Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Teaching Experience

since 2015: Supervision of students (30+) Bachelor Theses, summer internships master level, summer internships high school level (T3UG and FIT programs)
2015 – 2019: Assistant lecturer, Mechanics of Proteins and Cells
2015 – 2019: Assistant lecturer, Mechanics of Biological Tissues

Awards and Honors

7/18: ESB Travel Award – 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin
11/17: Presentation Award – 42nd Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society of Surgical Research
1/17: Grant for Expert Courses Abroad (KUWI) – Graz University of Technology for Practical Course in Advanced Microscopy at University of Zurich/ ETH Zurich
8/17: Attendance Voucher – Graz University of Technology for the course Governance and Ethics of Technology at CuriousU 2017, University of Twente
8/17: Grant for Expert Courses Abroad (KUWI) – Graz University of Technology for the course Governance and Ethics of Technology at CuriousU 2017, University of Twente
2/14 – 8/14: ERASMUS scholarship – Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

Publications

S. Sherifova and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Biochemomechanics of the thoracic aorta in health and disease.
Progress in Biomedical Engineering, 2:032002, 2020.
S. Sherifova and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Biomechanics of aortic wall failure with a focus on dissection and aneurysm: a review.
Acta Biomaterialia, 99:1-17, 2019.
S. Sherifova, G. Sommer, C. Viertler, P. Regitnig, T. Caranasos, M.A. Smith, B.E. Griffith, R.W. Ogden and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Failure properties and microstructure of healthy and aneurysmatic human thoracic aortas subjected to uniaxial extension with a focus on the media.
Acta Biomaterialia, 99:443-456, 2019.
G.A. Holzapfel, R.W. Ogden and S. Sherifova [pdf]
On fibre dispersion modelling of soft biological tissues: a review.
Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 475: 20180736, 2019.
G. Sommer, S. Sherifova, P.J. Oberwalder, O.E. Dapunt, P.A. Ursomanno, A. DeAnda, B.E. Griffith and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Mechanical strength of aneurysmatic and dissected human thoracic aortas at different shear loading modes.
Journal of Biomechanics, 49:2374-2382, 2016.

Biographical Sketch

Selda Sherifova (Selda Sinan) was born in Bulgaria in 1988 and she moved to Turkey in 1990. After she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, she started her Master’s degree in Medical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). She completed her Master Thesis at the Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology in Austria, while she was also working as a Technical Assistant. Subsequently, she started her doctoral studies focusing on the experimental characterization of human thoracic aortas under the supervision of Professor Gerhard Holzapfel, and graduated from the PhD program with distinction in November 2019. She continues her research on the biomechanics of the aorta as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Biomechanics.