Pieter Livens
Field Of Expertise: Bio- and medical physics

I’m a physicist with a strong interest in combining experimental measurements with numerical simulations to investigate biomechanical processes. Currently, I’m a post-doctoral researcher at the university of Antwerp at the bio- and medical physics lab (BIMEF). My expertise is the mechanics of hearing. On the one hand, I use optical techniques such as digital image correlation (DIC) to measure how the eardrum moves when struck by sound. On the other hand, I built numerical models based on these data to further understand the complicated biomechanics of our ears. Besides the research, I thoroughly enjoy teaching physics to students at Antwerp.

When I’m not in the BIMEF lab or teaching students, you can find me in my garden or kayak.

Contact information: pieter.livens@uantwerpen.be