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Prof. Marwan El-Rich is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada). He joined this University in August 2010. He worked as engineer expert in Biomechanics for two years at Altair Engineering France after completing 2 years of postdoctoral fellowship at the Laboratory of Impact Biomechanics (LBA-INRETS) in Marseille (France). Dr. El-Rich was awarded a PDF scholarship from the Government of Quebec (Canada). He is professional engineer and member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), the European Society of Biomechanics, and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Dr. El-Rich's main research is in Computational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System with particular interest in Human Spine Modeling.
PhD in Biomechanics, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada (2005)
M.Sc. Thesis-Applied Mechanics, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada (2000)
B.Sc. Civil Engineering, École Nationale Polytechnique (1995)
Finite Element Modeling
Implants and Prosthesis Design
Naserkhaki S, Jaremko JL, El-Rich M “Effects of inter-individual lumbar spine geometry variation on load-sharing: Geometrically personalized Finite Element study” Journal of Biomechanics, 2016 Jul 1. pii: S0021-9290(16)30720-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.06.032. [Epub ahead of print]
Vafaeian, B., Le, L.H., Tran, T.N., El-Rich, M., El-Bialy, T., Adeeb, S. “Micro-scale finite element modeling of ultrasound propagation in aluminum trabecular bone-mimicking phantoms: A comparison between numerical simulation and experimental results” Ultrasonics. 2016 May;68:17-28
Vafaeian, B., Al-Daghreer, S., El-Rich, M., Adeeb, S., El-Bialy, T. “Simulation of low intensity ultrasound propagating in a beagle dog dentoalveolar structure to investigate the relations between ultrasonic parameters and cementum regeneration” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 41(8):2173-90.
Naserkhaki, S, Jaremko, Jl., Adeeb, S., El-Rich, M “On The Load-Sharing along The Ligamentous Lumbosacral Spine: Finite element modeling and static equilibrium approach” Journal of Biomechanics, Invited Paper for Special Issue (Spine Workshop Berlin 2015) J Biomech. 2016 Apr 11;49(6):974-82
Mustafy, T, Moglo, K, Adeeb, S, El-Rich, M “Injury mechanisms of the ligamentous cervical functional spinal unit c2-c3 to complex loading modes: finite element study” Journal of The Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 53:384-396.
Ho, C., Parent, E., Watkins, E., Moreau, M., Hedden, D., El-Rich, M., Adeeb, S. “Asymmetry Assessment using Surface Topography in Healthy Adolescents” Symmetry, 7(3), 1436-1454.
Funabashi, M, El-Rich, M, Prasad, N, Kawchuk, GN, “Quantification of loading in biomechanical testing: the influence of dissection sequence” Journal of Biomechanics, 48(12):3522-6.
Komeili, A., Westover, L., Parent, E., El-Rich, M., Adeeb, S. “Correlation between a novel surface topography asymmetry analysis and radiographic data on scoliosis. Spine Deformity, 3(4), 303–311
Komeili A, Westover L, Parent EC, El-Rich M, Adeeb S. “Monitoring for idiopathic scoliosis curve progression using surface topography asymmetry analysis of the torso in adolescents.” The Spine Journal: official journal of the North American Spine Society, 15(4):743-51
Zhang Xc, An LQ, Ding MH, Zhu XY, El-Rich M. “The influence of cell micro-structure on the in-plane dynamic crushing of honeycombs with negative poisson’s ratio” Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials,17(1):26-55.
Mustafy T, El-Rich M, Mesfar W, Moglo K, “Investigation of impact loading rate effects on the ligamentous cervical spinal load-partitioning using finite element model of functional spinal unit c2-c3” Journal Of Biomechanics, 47(12):2891-903
Islam K, Dobbe A, Komeili A, Duke K, El-Rich M, Dhillon S, Adeeb S, Jomha Nm “Symmetry analysis of talus bone: a geometric morphometric approach” Bone & Joint Research, 3(5):139-45.
Schofield J, Parent E, Lewicke J, Carey Jp, El-Rich M, Adeeb S “Leg dominance may not be a predictor of asymmetry in peak joint moments and ground reaction forces during sit-to-stand movements” Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 30(1):179-83.
Vafaeian B, El-Rich M, El-Bialy T, Adeeb S. “The Finite Element Method For Micro-Scale Modeling Of Ultrasound Propagation In Cancellous Bone” Ultrasonics, 54(6):1663-76.
Islam K, Dobbe A, Duke K, El-Rich M, Dhillon S, Adeeb S, Jomha Nm. “Three-dimensional geometric analysis of the talus for designing talar prosthetics” Proceedings of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 228(4):371-8.
Komeili A, Westover Lm, Parent Ec, Moreau M, El-Rich M, Adeeb S. “Surface topography asymmetry maps categorizing external deformity in scoliosis” The Spine Journal:Official Journal of The North American Spine Society. 14(6):973-83.
Schofield Js, Parent Ec, Lewicke J, Carey Jp, El-Rich M, Adeeb S. “Characterizing asymmetry across the whole sit to stand movement in healthy participants” Journal of Biomechanics. 46(15):2730-5.
Islam K., Mustafy T., Adeeb S., El-Rich M., Ronsky Jl., Anderson J. “A novel approach to quantify patellofemoral joint contact stress” Journal of Biomechanics. 45(S1): S396
Inyang N, Al-Hussein M, El-Rich M, Al-Jibouri S. “Ergonomic analysis and the need for its integration for planning and assessing construction tasks” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(12):1370–1376.
Wagnac E, Arnoux Pj, Garo A., El-Rich M, Aubin Ce. “Calibration of hyperelastic material properties of the human lumbar intervertebral disc under fast dynamic compressive loads” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 133(10):101007.
Roth S, Oudry J, El-Rich M, Shakourzadeh H. “Influence of mesh density on a finite element model’s response under dynamic loading” Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry. 9: 210–219.
El-Rich M, Arnoux Pj, Wagnac E, Brunet C, Aubin Ce “Finite element investigation of the loading rate effect on the spinal load-sharing changes under impact conditions” Journal of Biomechanics, 42(9):1252-62.
El-Rich M, Villemure I, Labelle H, Aubin CE “Mechanical loading effects on isthmic spondylolytic lumbar segment: finite element modelling using a personalized geometry” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 12(1):13-23.
El-Rich M, Wagnac E, Arnoux PJ, Aubin CE. “Detailed modeling of the lumbar spine for trauma applications: preliminary results” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 11:93-94.
El-Rich M, Aubin, C.E., Villemure, I., Labelle, H. “A biomechanical study of l5-s1 low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis using a personalized finite element model” Study Health Technology Information, 123:431-4.
El-Rich M, Shirazi-Adl A. “Effect of load position on muscle forces, internal loads and stability of the human spine in upright postures” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 8(6):359-68. (cited in the Nasa Star Review 44, 2006).
Shirazi-Adl A, El-Rich M, Pop D, Parnianpour M. “Spinal muscle forces, internal loads and stability in standing under various postures and loads –application of kinematics-based algorithm” European Spine Journal, 14(4):381-92.
El-Rich M, Shirazi-Adl A, Arjmand N. “Muscle Activity, Internal Loads and Stability of the Human Spine in Standing Postures: Combined Model-In vivo Studies” Spine, 29(23):2633-42. (cited in the NASA STAR review 44, 2006).
Shirazi-Adl A, Sadouk S, Parnianpour M, Pop D, El-Rich M “Muscle force evaluation and role of posture in human lumbar spine under compression” European Spine Journal, 11(6):519-26.
Islam K, Duke K, Mustafy T, Adeeb Sm, Ronsky Jl, El-Rich M. “A geometric approach to study the contact mechanisms in the patellofemoral joint of normal versus patellofemoral pain syndrome subjects” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 18(4):391-400.
Zhao H, Herman B, Adeeb S, Sheps D, El-Rich M. “Investigation of the geometries of the coronoid process and the fibular allograft as a potential surgical replacement” Clinical Biomechanics, 28(6):626-34.
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