Janssen, Dennis

Janssen, Dennis
Dr Ir.  Dennis  Janssen 

Assistant Professor

Reconstructive and regenerative medicine


Dennis Janssen's research focuses on joint kinematics and the functioning and fixation of orthopaedic implants. Dennis started working at the Orthopaedic Research Lab with a PhD-project on hip joint replacement ("Macro- and micro-mechanics of cemented total hip arthroplasty"), in which experimental and computational techniques were combined to investigate the mechanics of cemented hip replacement. During his PhD he visited the orthopedic research department of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.
Recently, his focus expanded towards the knee joint. Dennis is involved with projects investigating on the fixation and development of knee implants, again applying both computational and experimental biomechanics. In addition, he has an interest in kinematics, both of the native and reconstructed knee joint.

National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

  • 2008: Mimics Innovation Award 2008, Category 1 - Innovative implant design systems and the development of innovative medical procedures. Janssen D, Mann K, Verdonschot N: "Finite element simulation of cement-bone interface micromechanics; a comparison to experimental results"
  • 2010: German Congress of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKOU), Berlin, Germany, October 2010. Poster presentation Award. Pakvis D, Janssen D, Verdonschot N: "Acetabular stress shielding - a finite element analysis of a cemented, a cementless rigid and a cementless elastic socket"
  • 2013: Prof. dr. ir. Rik Huiskes Award Dutch Orthopaedic Association (NOV), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 2013. Berahmani S, Janssen D, Wolfson D, de Waal Malefijt M, Verdonschot N: "The effect of bone quality on the fixation strength of a cementless femoral knee prosthesis"