The Computational Bioengineering Group tackles challenges in basic and applied medical research with modern computational simulation tools. Rather than focusing on the computational methods themselves, we are concerned with their appropriate application for the resolution of practical and fundamental clinical questions. Numerical methods are combined with experimental and clinical research in order to improve the quality and extend the validity of our models.
Together with our collaborators, we constitute a strong team covering a wide spectrum of research topics ranging from direct support of surgical patient treatment to basic bone properties. Besides our core expertise in applying finite element analysis to study skeletal biomechanics, we are seeking to improve planning of computer aided interventions by developing and applying refined numerical techniques into the field of computer aided surgery. Another important research focus of the group is the development of novel statistical finite element methods for the incorporation of uncertainty in bone shape and mechanical properties in to the evaluation of bone biomechanics.