Sébastien Laporte

Sébastien Laporte


Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak,
Arts et Métiers
151 boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris

Short Biography
Pr. Sébastien LAPORTE is Full Professor and Director at the “Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak” in the Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology. Sébastien LAPORTE studied Mechanics at the “Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan”, passed his PhD in Biomechanics at the “Arts et Métiers ParisTech” in 2002 and his Habilitation in 2011 at the “Université Pierre et Marie Curie”. He is particularly involved in the mechanical modeling of the human body for injury or high velocities applications, with an important link with a dynamic experimental approach. His research interests are the modeling of dynamic behavior of human tissues and structures, with a special focus on the head/neck complex biomechanics. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the “Centre européen d’études de sécurité et d’analyse des risques”. From 2013 to 2017, Pr. Laporte was the president of the Integrated Safety Network, a European Virtual Center of Excellence. Since July 2018, he is vice-president of the Société de Biomécanique, the international French speaking society for biomechanics.
Research Interests
  • Geometrical and Mechanical Modeling of the Human Body
  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Rupture behavior of the bone


  • Biomechanics
  • Mathematics for Engineering
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Vibrations Analysis
  • Dynamics and Impact
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Material

Professional Responsibilities and Experiences

  • Since 2020, Director of the “Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak” (IBHGC, biomecanique.ensam.eu)
  • From 2018 to 2019, Deputy Director of the “Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak”
  • From 2010 to 2017, Co-Chair of the research team “Biomécanique: Sport, Santé, Sécurité”, IBHGC
  • From 2006 to 2009, Chair of the research team “Biomécanique des Chocs, du Confort et Sécurité des Transports”, IBHGC
  • Since July 2018, Vice-President of the “Société de Biomécanique” (SB, www.biomecanique.org)
  • Since September 2014, Member of the Governing Board of the “Société de Biomécanique”
  • Since 2011, Member of the “Groupe de Recherche en Biomécanique des Chocs” (SB)
  • Since 2010, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Congress of the SB
  • From 2013 to 2017, President of the Integrated Safety Network (ISN)
  • Since 2015, Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Fondation Paul Bennetot” (www.fondationpaulbennetot.org)
  • Since 2009, Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Centre Européen d’Etudes de Sécurité et d’Analyse des Risques” (CEESAR; www.ceesar.fr)
  • Reviewer for Scientific Journal:
    • Journal of Biomechanics,
    • Medical Engineering & Physics,
    • Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering,
    • Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials,
    • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers,
    • Part H,
    • Journal of Engineering in Medicine,
    • Spine,
    • PLoS One
  • Since 2015, Member of the Scientific Review Committee of the International Research Concil on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI)