Pierre Portero received his Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne in 1993. He is currently working as a Professor at the Sport Science Department of the University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC). His research activities take place in the Neuro-Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Department at the Rothschild Hospital in Paris where he is in charge of the researches on human movement and muscle biomechanics with specific reference to muscle disease. Portero is also with the Lab CNRS EAC 4396, Surgical Research Center, UPEC. He also received the M.S. degrees in physiology (distinction) and in biomedical engineering in 1985 and 1986, respectively. From 1997 to 1999, Portero was a Physiotherapist working in pediatric neurological disorders. His main university courses are biomechanics of the musculo-skeletal tissues, exercise Physiology. He is the Head of the Master Sciences “Integrative biology of movement and muscle,” UPEC. Since 2008, Portero has been with the Scientific Council of the UPEC. Since 2007, he has been a Member of the Society of Biomechanics and since 1983 a Member of the French Society of Physiotherapy. Portero publications include 59 articles (indexed), 25 book chapters, 29 communications (indexed), 87 communications, and 113 invited conferences.
Biography Updated on 8 September 2011