Imperial College London

Claire Charlotte Villette

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honorary Research Associate







Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Claire is a Honorary Research Associate working on lattice structure optimisation for biomedical applications. 

She developed digital design techniques during her Doctoral Prize Fellowship followed by a Knowledge Transfer Secondment at Embody Orthopaedic.

Claire conducted her doctoral research within the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London. Her thesis focused on structural finite element modelling of bone structure under the supervision of Dr Andrew Phillips and was entitled: Structural Meso and Microscale Finite Element-Based Methods for the Prediction of Bone Architecture and Failure.  



Villette C, Zhang J, Phillips A, 2020, Influence of femoral external shape on internal architecture and fracture risk, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Vol:19, ISSN:1617-7940, Pages:1251-1261

Villette CC, Phillips ATM, 2018, Rate and age-dependent damage elasticity formulation for efficient hip fracture simulations, Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol:61, ISSN:1350-4533, Pages:1-12

Villette CC, Phillips ATM, 2017, Microscale poroelastic metamodel for efficient mesoscale bone remodelling simulations., Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Vol:16, ISSN:1617-7940, Pages:2077-2091

Villette CC, Phillips ATM, 2015, Informing phenomenological structural bone remodelling with a mechanistic poroelastic model, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Vol:15, ISSN:1617-7959, Pages:69-82


Villette CC, Castilho M, Malda J, et al., Heterogeneous design optimisation of tissue engineering scaffolds: in-vitro assessment of a digital design framework, 15th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Taylor & Francis, ISSN:1025-5842

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