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Aapo Ristaniemi
Ph. D. Student, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Junior Researcher

Biomechanics of knee ligaments and patellar tendon

Personal information

  • Phone: +358 503 09 7353
  • Room: Me/336
  • Email: aapo.ristaniemi [at]

  • Date of birth: November 1989

  • Current research interests: Mechanical properties of knee ligaments and patellar tendon, structure-function relationships, material modeling

  • Education:
    • Master of Science (Technology), Mechanical Engineering, Aalto University, September 2015
    • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aalto University, August 2012
    • Graduate of Finnish Upper Secondary School, Jyvaskylan normaalikoulun lukio, May 2008

  • Language proficiency:
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, fluent
    • French, fluent
    • Swedish, good
    • German, moderate
    • Russian, basics

  • Skills:
    • Tensile testing
    • MATLAB
    • Abaqus

  • Awards:
    • Master of Science degree "with distinction"

  • Hobbies: Table tennis.


(full papers, conference proceedings)
  1. Ebrahimi M, Mohammadi A, Ristaniemi A, Stenroth L and Korhonen RK. The effect of different preconditioning protocols on repeatability of bovine ACL stress-relaxation response in tension. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2019 Feb;90:493-501. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.10.041.

  2. Torniainen J, ORCID:, Ristaniemi A, Sarin JK, Mikkonen S, ORCID:, Afara IO, ORCID:, Stenroth L, Korhonen RK and Toyras J. Near Infrared Spectroscopic Evaluation of Ligament and Tendon Biomechanical Properties. Ann Biomed Eng. 2019 Jan;47(1):213-222. doi: 10.1007/s10439-018-02125-9. Epub

  3. Ristaniemi A, Stenroth L, Mikkonen S and Korhonen RK. Comparison of elastic, viscoelastic and failure tensile material properties of knee ligaments and patellar tendon. J Biomech. 2018 Oct 5;79:31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.07.031. Epub 2018

  1. Ristaniemi A, Stenroth L, Korhonen RK. Comparison of viscoelastic properties of knee ligaments under sinusoidal loading, 8. World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, Ireland 8.-12.7.2018
  2. Ristaniemi A, Stenroth L, Korhonen RK. Preconditioning protocol for knee ligament tensile testing, 23. Congress of the European society of Biomechanics, Seville, Spain 2.-5.7.2017

Under review:

  1. None.

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