Dr.-Ing. Silvia Budday - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizewinner 2021
Biomechanics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Dr.-Ing. Silvia Budday
Silvia Budday’s work is concerned with the modelling and characterisation of mechanical properties of brain tissue. Budday is one of the world’s leading scientists in the recently established research field of continuum biomechanics. Her work on subjects such as the development of micromechanical models for brain tissue – enabling earlier diagnosis of disease and optimisation of treatment methods – is highly relevant from the point of view of both basic research and clinical application. Since 2019, Budday has led a DFG-funded Emmy Noether Junior Research group and has been Deputy Spokesperson of the Computational Biomechanics specialist committee of the Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM).