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Biomechanics

Research

The Division Biomechanics was founded by the appointment of Univ. Prof. Dieter Pahr in 2016 who has a double affiliatoin at the KL and TU-Wien. Biomechanics in general is a research focus at the KL University. As a research group, the goal is to do high quality research in the field of experimental and computational biomechanics and to educate highly qualified scientists.The biomechanics lab at the KL allows biomechanical investigations of biological tissues, implant systems, and biomaterials of any kind.

Research Fields

The division biomechanics focuses on basic- as well as clinically-guided application-oriented research on the human musculoskeletal system. Current research topics are:
  • New diagnostic and treatment methods of ​​bone diseases and injuries
  • Development of new biomechanical testing and analysis methods
  • Biodegradable magnesium alloys
  • Replication of biological tissue and anatomical parts by 3D printing
  • "OpenBone": web-based bone database and analysis methods

Competences & Available Methods

The division biomechanics runs a modern biomechanical laboratory BMLab and a high-performance computer lab. Typical investigation methods are:
  • Bone and tissue biomechanics
  • Static and dynamic material and structure characterization
  • Medical imaging and image processing (microCT, QCT, XR, DXA)
  • CAD Design and CNC Manufacturing
  • Computer modeling and simulation (OpenSim, Abaqus, Hyperworks)
  • 3D printing of plastic, ceramic, silicone
  • Micro CT metrology and analytics
  • Software development with C ++, Python, VTK, ITK

Events

  1. 24 May

    4. European Calcium Channel Conference

    24. May 2022, 09:00 - 28. May 2022, 17:00
    Congress Centrum Alpbach, A-6236 Alpbach
  2. 25 May

    Inaugural lecture of Dagmar Stoiber-Sakaguchi Professor of Pharmacology

    25. May 2022, 18:00 - 20:00
    Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Auditorium
  3. 12 May

    Hearing "Work, Organizational, and Economic Psychology"

    12. May 2022, 08:30 - 12:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität / Online via MS Team