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Ivars Knēts

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Occupation  Engineer
Name  Ivars Knets
Born  September 17, 1938 (age 77) (1938-09-17) Riga, Latvia
Alma mater  Riga Polytechnic Institute

Ivars Knēts, (born September 17, 1938, Riga, Latvia) has been a rector and professor at Riga Technical University, as the Director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics. Corresponding Member Latvian Academy of Sciences. Academician Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea.



  • 1961-1963 — Junior Research Associate, Riga Polytechnic Institute,
  • 1963-1969 — Senior Research Associate, Senior Engineer, Head of Research Group, Institute of Polymer Mechanics, Latvian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1969-1987 — Director, Research Laboratory of Biomechanics, Institute of Polymer Mechanics, Latvian Academy of Sciences,
  • 1990 - 1999 — Pro-Rector for Research and International Relations, Riga Technical University
  • 2001 — Director, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics of the Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, Riga Technical University
  • 1999 - Rector, Riga Technical University.
  • Research Projects

  • I.Knets. (Head of Project). Development of Functional Materials Based on the Investigation of the Structure and Biomechanical Properties of Biological Tissues. Latvian Council of Science (1991—1996).
  • I.Knets. (Head of Project). Investigation of the Biomechanical Reactions of Biomaterials in Biological Systems and its Computer Modelling. Latvian Council of Science (1996—2000)
  • I.Knets. (International Coordinator). Development of Educational Systems in Bioengineering, Biomechanics, and Biomedical Engineering. EC TEMPUS S-JEP-4962/92 (1992—2005).
  • I.Knets. (International Coordinator). Integration of Engineering Education and Research in Latvia. EC TEMPUS S-JEP-09777/95 (1995—1998).
  • I.Knets. (Head of Project). Mechanical Behaviuor and Biomechanical Compatibility of the Facial Bone Tissue and Their Implant Materials in the Long-Term Loading Conditions. Latvian Council of Science (2001—2004).
  • I.Knets. (Head of Project). Peculiarities of the Deformation and Fracture Processes in the Compact and Spongy Bone Tissue and their Implant Materials under Cyclic Loading. Latvian Council of Science (2005 —).
  • I.Knets (Coordinator of Programme in Latvia) Approaching Reliability of Biomedical Devices. Leonardo da Vinci Scientific Programme EC (1999—2001)
  • I.Knets. (Head of Latvian Part of Project). Development of a Nonlinear Numerical Constitutive Model for the Periodontal Ligaments. NATO Scientific Project (2002—2004)
  • I.Knets . EU TEMPUS programme on "Development of Educational system in Bioengineering, biomechanics and biomedical engineering (September 1992 — August 2005)
  • Ivars Knēts wwwlzalvscientistsKNETS1JPG


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