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Hanneke Crielaard

Ir. H. (Hanneke) Crielaard

PhD candidate

  • Department
  • Cardiology
  • Focus area
  • Biomechanics of atherosclerotic cap rupture
External Profile



Hanneke Crielaard is a PhD student with a background in biomechanics. During her master she performed both experimental work in the field of skin biomechanics and numerical work in the cardiovascular biomechanics field. Currently, she is working on her PhD in which she is dissecting the atherosclerotic cap composition in relation to mechanical properties and cap failure mode. She makes use of tissue engineered constructs to mimic the composition and mechanical behavior of human caps. Specifically, she focusses on the role of (local) strain in atherosclerotic cap rupture. 

Field(s) of expertise

  • Biomechanics 
  • Atherosclerotic plaque biology

Education and career

  • 2015-2020: Bachelor and Master Biomedical Engineering, TU Eindhoven
  • 2021-Present: PhD Candidate, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam


For a complete overview, see PubMed or ResearchGate

Teaching activities

Supervised a MSc thesis 

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