Ferguson, Stephen J., Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Stephen J. Ferguson

Prof. Dr. Stephen J. Ferguson

Institut für Biomechanik 

HPP  O 22 

Hönggerbergring 64

8093 Zürich


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Research area

The focus of Professor Ferguson's research is the study of the mechanical and biological mechanisms of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries and the use of innovative technologies for their treatment. The challenge presented by an ageing population is of primary importance. He and his group study new biomaterials and implant concepts and develop the technical means for their application in the clinic.

Curriculum Vitae

Stephen Ferguson has been Professor of Biomechanics at the Institute for Biomechanics, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, since 2011

He was born in Oakville, Canada in 1968.

He completed his studies as a mechanical engineer at the University of Toronto in 1991. Following a stint in industry, he completed his master studies at Queen's University in 1994, followed by a research internship at the AO Research Institute in Davos. From 1996 - 2000 he wrote his doctoral thesis at Queen's University. After his promotion, he spent two years as a postdoc at the University of Bern before assuming leadership of the Biomechanics Division there. In 2006 he received his Venia Docendi in "Musculoskeletal Biomechanics" at the University of Bern, where he was also co-director of the ARTORG Spine Research Center.


Year Distinction
2009 European Spine Journal GRAMMER prize
2005 CTI Medtech Award

Additional information

Professor Ferguson has three patent applications.

Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2017

Number Unit
227-0386-00L Biomedical Engineering 
376-0002-00L Product Design in Medical Engineering 
376-1974-00L Colloquium in Biomechanics 
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