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The track Biomechanics gives you in-depth knowledge about the application of mechanics and measurement methods for understanding the structure and function of biological materials at the organism, organ, tissue, cell, and molecular level. The track includes many application fields ranging from cell biomechanics to fracture fixation and provides education and hands-on research opportunities in theoretical, experimental and computational biomechanics. Biomechanics is a discipline of biomedical engineering which is increasingly influenced by cellular and molecular approaches.

Advisor Track Biomechanics

ETH Zurich

Institut für Biomechanik

Prof. Dr. Ralph Müller

HCP H 23.1

Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4

8093 Zürich


  • phone +41 44 632 45 92 
  • fax +41 44 633 11 24 

Core courses, spring semester 2017

Number Unit Lecturer
376-1392-00L Mechanobiology: Implications for Development, Regeneration and Tissue Engineering  A. Ferrari,
K. Würtz-Kozak,
M. Zenobi-Wong
376-1397-00L Orthopaedic Biomechanics  P. Christen,
R. Müller,
H. Van Lenthe
376-1712-00L Finite Element Analysis in Biomedical Engineering  S. J. Ferguson,
B. Helgason

Recommended elective courses, spring semester 2017

Number Unit Lecturer
151-0540-00L Experimental Mechanics  J. Dual
151-0622-00L Measuring on the Nanometer Scale  A. Stemmer
151-0630-00L Nanorobotics  S. Pané Vidal,
B. Nelson
151-0980-00L Biofluiddynamics  D. Obrist,
P. Jenny
227-0966-00L Quantitative Big Imaging: From Images to Statistics  K. S. Mader,
M. Stampanoni
227-1046-00L Computer Simulations of Sensory Systems  T. Haslwanter
376-1150-00L Clinical Challenges in Musculoskeletal Disorders  M. Leunig,
S. J. Ferguson,
A. Müller
376-1168-00L Sports Biomechanics  S. Lorenzetti
376-1217-00L Rehabilitation Engineering I: Motor Functions  R. Riener,
J. Duarte Barriga
376-1308-00L Development Strategies for Medical Implants  J. Mayer-Spetzler,
M. Rubert
376-1614-00L Principles in Tissue Engineering  K. Maniura,
J. Möller,
M. Zenobi-Wong
376-1721-00L Bone Biology and Consequences for Human Health  G. A. Kuhn,
J. Goldhahn,
P. Richards
376-1724-00L Appropriate Health System Design  W. Karlen
401-0674-00L Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations  S. Mishra
402-0342-00L Medical Physics II  P. Manser
402-0673-00L Physics in Medical Research: From Humans to Cells  B. K. R. Müller
529-0483-00L Statistical Physics and Computer Simulation  M. Reiher

Biology courses, spring semester 2017

Core courses, autumn semester 2016

Number Unit Lecturer
227-0385-10L Biomedical Imaging  S. Kozerke,
K. P. Prüssmann,
M. Rudin
227-0386-00L Biomedical Engineering  J. Vörös,
S. J. Ferguson,
S. Kozerke,
U. Moser,
M. Rudin,
M. P. Wolf,
M. Zenobi-Wong
227-0447-00L Image Analysis and Computer Vision  L. Van Gool,
O. Göksel,
E. Konukoglu
227-0965-00L Micro and Nano-Tomography of Biological Tissues  M. Stampanoni,
P. A. Kaestner,
K. S. Mader
376-1651-00L Clinical and Movement Biomechanics  S. Lorenzetti,
R. List,
N. Singh
376-1985-00L Trauma Biomechanics  K.-U. Schmitt,
M. H. Muser

Recommended elective courses, autumn semester 2016

Number Unit Lecturer
151-0255-00L Energy Conversion and Transport in Biosystems  D. Poulikakos,
A. Ferrari
151-0524-00L Continuum Mechanics I  E. Mazza
151-0604-00L Microrobotics  B. Nelson
151-0605-00L Nanosystems  A. Stemmer,
J.-N. Tisserant
227-2037-00L Physical Modelling and Simulation  C. Hafner,
J. Leuthold,
J. Smajic
263-5001-00L Introduction to Finite Elements and Sparse Linear System Solving  P. Arbenz
376-1103-00L Frontiers in Nanotechnology  V. Vogel
376-1219-00L Rehabilitation Engineering II: Rehabilitation of Sensory and Vegetative Functions  R. Riener,
R. Gassert,
L. Marchal Crespo
376-1279-00L Virtual Reality in Medicine  R. Riener,
M. Harders
376-1351-00L Micro/Nanotechnology and Microfluidics for Biomedical Applications  E. Delamarche
376-1714-00L Biocompatible Materials  K. Maniura,
J. Möller,
M. Zenobi-Wong
376-1720-00L Application of MATLAB in the Human Movement Sciences  R. van de Langenberg
376-1974-00L Colloquium in Biomechanics  B. Helgason,
S. J. Ferguson,
R. Müller,
J. G. Snedeker,
W. R. Taylor,
K. Würtz-Kozak,
M. Zenobi-Wong
376-2017-00L Biomechanics of Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation  K.-U. Schmitt,
J. Goldhahn
402-0341-00L Medical Physics I  P. Manser
402-0674-00L Physics in Medical Research: From Atoms to Cells  B. K. R. Müller
465-0953-00L Biostatistics  B. Sick
551-1295-00L Introduction to Bioinformatics: Concepts and Applications  W. Gruissem,
K. Bärenfaller,
A. Caflisch,
G. Capitani,
J. Fütterer,
M. Robinson,
A. Wagner

Biology courses, autumn semester 2016

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