Dr. Noailly is a young multidisciplinary researcher. He first studied Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, and acoustics, and started a PhD in 2002 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He explored the mechanical communications within the lumbar spine by using the finite element method and he addressed problems of model validation among other aspects.
In 2007, he started a two-year postdoctoral Marie-Curie project at the AO Research Institute and later at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He worked on the constitutive modelling of fibrin hydrogels and investigated the physical relevance of model calibration, as well as fibrin composition and cell mechano-stimulation issues.
In 2009, Dr. Noailly joined the group of Biomechanics and Mechanobiology at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC). He coordinated the research about in vivo systems modelling, before he eventually became the coordinator of the group in 2012. Along these ten years of research, Dr. Noailly was awarded by the UPC for the excellence of his PhD research, and he authored 12 original papers and more that 40 communications at congresses, cumulating more than 60 citations.