X.Y.Y. (Vahid) Arbabi

X.Y.Y. (Vahid) Arbabi

X.Y.Y. (Vahid) Arbabi
  • Department of Orthopaedics

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Dr. Vahid Arbabi is an Assistant Professor in the field of Orthopaedic-BioMechanics at the Department of Orthopedics of University Medical Center Utrecht. Vahid obtained his PhD degree from the department of BioMechanical Engineering of TU Delft. He was awarded the runner-up prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Biomechanics by the European Society of Biomechanics. The topic of the thesis was estimation of the mechanical and physical properties of articular cartilage, which are crucial in proper understanding of the commencement and progression of osteoarthritis. He developed advanced computational models and applied them to indentation and diffusion tests based on micro-computed tomography to determine the Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio, permeability, solute diffusivity, and fixed charge density of articular cartilage. An alternative approach was introduced based on combined artificial neural networks and finite element models to enable experimentalists using advanced computational models for interpretation of experimental data with regard to diffusion in soft tissues.
As an assistant professor, he is involved in several projects at a European scale such as the APPROACH consortium or an international scale such as the World Coach Consortium and the TOFA-Predict project.


Fellowship and Awards

Runner-up prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Biomechanics by the European Society of Biomechanics

Research Output (20)

Efficient cascaded V-net optimization for lower extremity CT segmentation validated using bone morphology assessment

Kuiper Ruurd J.A., Sakkers Ralph J.B., van Stralen Marijn, Arbabi Vahid, Viergever Max A., Weinans Harrie, Seevinck Peter R. 2022, In: Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 40 , p. 2894-2907 14 p.

Topographic features of nano-pores within the osteochondral interface and their effects on transport properties –a 3D imaging and modeling study

Pouran Behdad, Raoof Amir, de Winter D. A.Matthijs, Arbabi Vahid, Bleys Ronald L.A.W., Beekman Frederik J., Zadpoor Amir A., Malda Jos, Weinans Harrie 23 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Biomechanics. 123 8 p.


Van Erp J. H.J., Gielis W. P., Arbabi V., De Gast A., Weinans H., Arbabi S., Öner F. C., Castelein R. M., Schlösser T. P.C. Sep 2020, In: Bone and Joint Journal. 102 , p. 1261-1267 7 p.

Predicting the mechanical hip–knee–ankle angle accurately from standard knee radiographs:a cross-validation experiment in 100 patients

Gielis Willem Paul, Rayegan Hassan, Arbabi Vahid, Ahmadi Brooghani Seyed Y., Lindner Claudia, Cootes Tim F., de Jong Pim A., Weinans H., Custers Roel J.H. 2020, In: Acta Orthopaedica. 91 , p. 732-737 6 p.

Bone texture analysis for prediction of incident radiographic hip osteoarthritis using machine learning:data from the Cohort Hip and Cohort Knee (CHECK) study

Hirvasniemi J., Gielis W. P., Arbabi S., Agricola R., van Spil W. E., Arbabi V., Weinans H. Jun 2019, In: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 27 , p. 906-914 9 p.

Three-dimensional analysis of shape variations and symmetry of the fibula, tibia, calcaneus and talus

Tümer Nazlı, Arbabi Vahid, Gielis Willem Paul, de Jong Pim A., Weinans Harrie, Tuijthof Gabrielle J.M., Zadpoor Amir A. 1 Jan 2019, In: Journal of Anatomy. 234 , p. 132-144 13 p.

Aging does not change the compressive stiffness of mandibular condylar cartilage in horses

Mirahmadi F., Koolstra J. H., Fazaeli S., Lobbezoo F., van Lenthe G. H., Snabel J., Stoop R., Arbabi V., Weinans H., Everts V. Dec 2018, In: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 26 , p. 1744-1752

Multi-scale imaging techniques to investigate solute transport across articular cartilage

Pouran Behdad, Arbabi Vahid, Bajpayee Ambika G., van Tiel Jasper, Töyräs Juha, Jurvelin Jukka S., Malda Jos, Zadpoor Amir A., Weinans Harrie 10 Sep 2018, In: Journal of Biomechanics. 78 , p. 10-20 11 p.

Non-enzymatic cross-linking of collagen type II fibrils is tuned via osmolality switch

Pouran Behdad, Moshtagh Utrecht, Arbabi Vahid, Snabel Jessica, Stoop Reinout, Ruberti Jeffrey, Malda Jos, Zadpoor Amir A., Weinans Harrie 1 Jan 2018, In: Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 36 , p. 1929-1936 8 p.

An experimental and finite element protocol to investigate the transport of neutral and charged solutes across articular cartilage

Arbabi Vahid, Pouran Behdad, Zadpoor Amir A., Weinans Harrie 23 Apr 2017, In: Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2017

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