Jérôme Noailly holds a Bachelor degree in Physical Chemistry physicist, an Engineer and a Master degree in Material Science, and a Master degree in Acoustics. In 2002, he started a PhD on spine computational biomechanics at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (UPC), Spain. In 2006 he was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, and worked in computational mechanobiology and hydrogel mechanics for cartilage tissue engineering at the AO Foundation (Davos, Switzerland) and at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands).
In 2009, Jérôme went back to Barcelona with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie reintegration grant, and retook spine modelling activities at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona, Spain. The same year, he won the Best PhD Thesis award in engineering from the UPC. From 2012 to 2015, he was the head of the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology group at IBEC. In 2015 he relocated his team at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), where he is the principal investigator of the Multiscale and Computational Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (MBIOMM) research team in the SIMBiosys group.
From 2011, on, he has been supervising three PhD theses and more than 13 master theses/final year projects. In 2014 one of his PhD students won the best PhD Thesis award in Engineering from the UPC. Jérôme has more than 90 contributions to congresses, two chapters in book series, and has published 23 articles in international journals. In 2014 and 2015, he was selected to give a total of six invited, keynote, and plenary talks at the World Congress of Biomechanics, the World Congress on Computational Mechanics, the VPH Conference, the EMI Conference, and the Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics.
Jérôme is an active member of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), past president of the National Spanish Chapter of the ESB, and co-chair of the PhD Committee at the Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHI). From 2012 to 2014, he has also been the legal representative of IBEC at the VPHI. He was Principal Investigator (PI) for the FP7 European project MySpine, and has participated to a total of six European projects. From 2013 to 2015, Jérôme has been the promoter and the PI of three research contracts with both hospitals and companies.
Materials technology and materials mechanics (UPC, 2010-2013).
Biomechanics (Basic physics, Continuum mechanics), Biomaterials, and Musculoskeletal System Modelling (UPF, 2014-Present).