Claude Pothrat Biomechanical Engineer, PhD
Claude PothratBiomechanical Engineer, PhD 

Biomechanical Engineer, PhD human movement sciences


  • Languages : French (mother tongue) , English
  • Programming : Matlab, Visual basic
  • Statistics : Statistica, Matlab
  • Office and multimedia : Suite Adobe CS5, MS-Project, MS-Office
  • Human movement analysis: Vicon/Nexus system, force plates, electromyography, accelerometers
  • Communication and organization skills:
    • - organization of scientific events
    • - numerous lectures conducted
    • - trainee supervision (Bachelor level)
    • - participation in international scientific congresses
    • - project managing




Post doctoral fellowship- Nike Golf - 2016

The Oven, FortWorth, TX

Golf performance analysis



PhD – Biomechanics  lower limb - 2012 - 2015

Laboratory : University of Aix-Marseille- Movement Sciences institute (UMR 7287)

Project : Influence of flat foot deformation on gait in children. Clinical assessment protocol development

  • Experimentations design and conduction
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Signal processing, motion pattern identification
  • Biomechanic foot and lower limb modelling
  • reports and scientific articles writing
  • communications in international congresses
  • Collaboration with orthopedic surgeons (Marseille La Timone Hospital)
  • Peer-reviewed scientific articles publication


Teaching  - 2012 - 2015

University teacher

University : Aix Marseille University. Sport Sciences University

Courses conducted :

  • Motion analysis (master first level)
  • Statistics (bachelor level)
  • Anatomy (1st year level)
  • Office Computing (bachelor level)


University : La Timone hospital – Gait Analysis Inter universities Degree

Courses conducted :

  • Biomechanical foot modeling


InternshipEngineer - 2012 (6 months)

Software pre-sale Engineer

Company : Biometrics France

Role: Pre-sale engineer

Project : Integration of the modeling software Anybody Modeling System as a new offering.

  • technical mastering of the software
  • proof of concept on the software
  • draft of technical notes


Internship Engineer - 2010 (6 months)

Company : SFEH- Société Française d’Equipement Hospitalier (French Society of Medical Equipment)

Role: Project managerIntern

Project : Technical  bids for medical centers equipment tenders (international)

tenders research, documentary watching

  • medical suppliers contacting, offers classification
  • achievement of complete technical bids
  • achievement of financial bids




2012-2015: PhD in Human Movement Science, Biomechanics- Aix Marseille University, Movement Science Institute (ISM), France

2010-2012 : Master’s Degree in Engineering, Biomechanics/Biomaterials - University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) – Compiègne, France

2008-2010 : Diploma of Higher Education of science, Biology– University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines (UVSQ)



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