Teaching and research activities


Research activity

  • Biomechanics of the spine
  • Spinal column instrumentation
  • Numerical simulation
  • Experiments under physiological conditions (material tests, in vitro experiments and artificial vertebral segment)

Supervised student theses

  • Assessment of the precision and accuracy of a magnetic tracking system
  • Numerical simulation of pure moment loading of the lumbar spine
  • Numerical Simulation of Pure Moment Lumbar Spine Testing (2015)
  • Measurement of the precision and accuracy of a magnetic tracking system (2015)
  • Experimental Approach to Assess the Performance of New Posterior Dynamic Stabilization Systems (2016)
  • Development of an automated Matlab script for the calculation of the centers of rotation of spinal segments (2016)
  • Numerical Simulation of a PCU based Dynamic Instrumentation Device of the Lumbar Spine (2018)
  • Computational Modelling of Cyclic Nonproportional Multiaxial Deformation and Fatigue of Biomedical PEEK (2018)
  • Numerical modelling of a dynamic topping-off device for the lumbar spine (2018)
  • Mesh Convergence Analysis of Finite Element Model of Lumbar Spine (2019)

Conference contributions

  • DGfB 2015, Bonn
  • ESB 2015, Prag
  • GACM 2015, Aachen
  • GAMM 2016, Braunschweig
  • GAMM 2017, Braunschweig
  • GAMM 2018, Weimar
  • WCB 2018, Dublin