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First doctoral thesis at the biomechanics division

Friday, 08 October, 2021 - 10:00

As the first doctoral student of the biomechanics division, Sarah-Jane Estermann recently completed her research project „Medi3DPrint“.

The dissertation of Dr. Sarah-Jane Estermann "Replicating liver tissue in terms of mechanical properties for anatomical models" deals with the tactile mechanical properties of human organs with a special focus on liver tissue. The thesis was supervised by Dr. Andreas Reisinger and Prof. Dieter Pahr, who, together with Dr. Estermann, are proud of the first thesis succesfully completed at the department.
The "Medi3DPrint" project was an FFG-funded cooperation project with ACMIT GmbH from Wiener Neustadt. Additional funding was obtained through a Science Call Dissertations from the Gesellschaft für Forschungsförderung (GFF). The aim of the project was to better understand the mechanical properties of soft tissue and to reproduce them with silicones in order to be able to produce artificial organ training models. During the three and a half years of the project, four publications could be published in renowned SCI listed journals. 
KL congratulates Dr. techn. Sara-Jane Estermann very warmly!
 

(c) KL-Klaus Ranger

Publications:

S.-J. Estermann, D. H. Pahr, and A. Reisinger. Quantifying tactile properties of liver tissue, silicone elastomers, and a 3D printed polymer for manufacturing realistic organ models. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 104, 103630, April 2020. 

S.-J. Estermann, D. H. Pahr, and A. Reisinger. Hyperelastic and viscoelastic characterisation of hepatic tissue under uniaxial tension in time and frequency domain. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 112, 104038, December 2020. 

 S.-J. Estermann, S. Förster-Streffleur, L. Hirtler, J. Streicher, D. H. Pahr, and A. Reisinger. Comparison of Thiel preserved, fresh human, and animal liver tissue in terms of mechanical properties. Annals of Anatomy 236, 151717, July 2021

S.-J. Estermann, D. H. Pahr, and A. Reisinger. Material design of soft biological tissue replicas using viscoelastic micromechanical modelling. accepted in Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, accepted September 2021.

 

 

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