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A native from France, Professor Labrosse received his Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the École Centrale de Nantes in 1993, with a specialization in structural engineering. He obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution in 1998, and pursued his research work on the finite element modelling of wire ropes and cord-rubber materials during a post-doc at the University of Akron, Ohio, in the United States.
He then spent 5.5 years with the Heineman Medical Research Laboratory at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, working on various problems in cardiovascular mechanics related to clinical topics.
Professor Labrosse joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa in 2005. His research interests revolve around theoretical and computational structural analysis and its applications to the diagnosis and surgical treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Specifically, Dr. Labrosse has ongoing research on topics such as the computational simulation of the native aortic and mitral valves, the stress analysis of the aorta in different pathologies, and the determination of the mechanical properties of blood platelet membrane. Most projects are conducted in collaboration with the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Ottawa Heart Institute.