M.Sc. Marzieh Azarnoosh

Research Assistant 

Institute of General Mechanics
Templergraben 64
52062 Aachen

1. OG, Room 107a

Research Interests

  • Numerical modelling of soft and hard biological tissues with nonlinear finite element methods
  • Experimental investigations and and characterization of soft tissues


  • Mechanic I for Mechanical engineering: WS 2015/2016
  • Mechanic II for Mechanical engineering:  SS 2015
  • Mechanic I for Mechanical engineering: WS 2014/2015
  • Mechanic II for Mechanical engineering:  SS 2014
  • Mechanic I for Mechanical engineering: WS 2013/2014
  • Mechanic II for Engineering management: SS 2013
  • Mechanic I for Engineering management: WS 2012/2013

Supervised theses

  • A study of pressure distributaion within the intervertebral disc under different loading conditions, bachelor thesis, 2016
  • A Study of mechanical response of intervertebral discs under different loading conditions,  bachelor thesis, 2016
  • Parameter study of damage model of porcine intervertebral discs in bioreactor environment, bachelor thesis, 2016
  • Application of damage model in experimental validation of intervertebral discs, mini thesis, 2016
  • Mechanical response of fresh and thawed porcine intervertebral discs under complex dynamic loading conditions in a bioreactor environment, bachelor thesis , 2015
  • A literature review and numerical investigation on different damage models of charged hydrated soft tissues with application to intervertebral discs, bachelor thesis , 2015
  • Application of biphasic material model for simulation of osmotic and anisotropic behaviour of intervertebral discs,  bachelor thesis , 2015
  • A Damage Formulation to Model the Discontinuous Softening in Cartilages with Application to Intervertebral Discs, 2014
  • Application of a two-dimensional visco-hyperelastic material model by means of collagenfoils , 2013

Prizes, awards and invitations

  • DAAD scholarship for conference (ASME 2013)
  • TU- Braunschweig scholarship (2010)
  • Reviewer of journal:  ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

Curriculum vitae

Since 06.2012 Research Associate at RWTH Aachen, Institute of General Mechanics Topic: Modelling, simulation and experimental investigations of biological tissues (intervertebral disc).



Master thesis at RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Applied Mechanics.
Topic: Finite element implementation of an arterial wall model and its application towards stent implantation.
2009 – 2012Computational Science in Engineering (CSE) at the technical university of Braunschweig.