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Associate Professor for Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Jess Snedeker has served as Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Biomechanics at the University of Zurich (Uniklinik Balgrist, Laboratory for Orthopedic Research) since September 2006, and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Biomechanics) since August 2008.
Born October 23, 1972, in the USA, he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1995. After several years in industrial research and development, Dr. Snedeker returned to academia to earn his M.S. in Bioengineering from Penn State University in 2000, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH Zurich in 2004. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship within the European Union Integrated Project: “GENOSTEM: Adult mesenchymal stem cell therapies for connective tissue disorders”.
Dr. Snedeker’s research focuses on the development of numerical models of biological systems and the multi-scale (macro-, micro-, nano-scale) experiments required to validate them. He is the author of over 50 refereed publications in international scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has received various awards, including the De Dombal Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the European Society of Engineering in Medicine. His research interests lie at the interface of Biology and Mechanics: cell mechanics, the role of mechanical loading in tissue homeostasis and pathology, and clinical orthopedic biomechanics including tissue engineering and prosthesis design.
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