Welcome to the Institute for Biomechanics (IfB)

The Institute’s interests lie in characterizing the material properties of the tissues, the quantification of their adaptation from birth to death, with disease, and due to mechanical demands, as well as comparing the kinetics and kinematics of the functional and dysfunctional system. To be able to monitor risk at an early stage of pathological development, and to quantify the optimal treatment and rehabilitation are crucial for the health and welfare of society. 

News & Events


Clinical PhD Position available at the Medical University of Innsbruck

The Medical University of Innsbruck is looking for a clinical PhD working on bone fracture healing in patients employing HR-pQCT. Read more 


ETH Fellowship

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Esther Wehrle was awarded one of the prestigious ETH Fellowships for her proposal “Mechano-molecular regulation of fracture healing”. Read more 


New practical course for HEST MSc students successfully launched

In spring 2015, the laboratory course “Practical Methods in Tissue Engineering” (376-1622-00L) premiered at the Department of Health Science and Technology (D-HEST). Read more 


Mini Symposium: Strength Training

Stregth Training

The aim of this Mini Symposium is to bridge the cap between scientists and practice. It will take place on June 25th in 2015. Read more 


Election as EAMBES Fellow

It is our pleasure to inform you that Prof. Ralph Müller has been elected a Fellow of the EAMBES (European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science). Read more 



CMBBE Travel Award

We are pleased to inform you that Patrik Christen was selected for a CMBBE Travel Award to attend the 13th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE 2015) from 1-5 September 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Read more 


SBMS Travel Award

We are pleased to inform you that Duncan Betts was selected for an SBMS Travel Award from the Swiss Bone and Mineral Society (SBMS) to attend the 4th TERMIS World Congress from 8-12 September 2015 in Boston, USA. Read more 


Venture Kick Award for Dr. Chris Millan

Dr. Chris Millan and his company CellSpring from ETH Zurich raised CHF 130.000 each by winning the third and last round of Venture Kick. The two founders of CellSpring, Dr. Chris Millan and Kramer Schmidt, have devised a faster, more cost-effective method for developing 3D cell structures than current products to test medication. Read more 


ESB Student Award

We are pleased to inform you that Marios Georgiadis, a PhD student at the Institute for Biomechanics, was awarded Second Place for the ESB Student Award. Read more 


ESB Travel Award

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Esther Wehrle was selected for a 2015 ESB Travel Award from the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) to attend the 21st ESB Congress from 5-8 July 2015 in Prague. Read more 

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