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Dr. Barbara Röhrnbauer

Dr. Barbara Röhrnbauer

Dr. Barbara Röhrnbauer

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Biomechanical Engineering
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 41 97

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Lecturer Mechanical Engineering, Specialist area: Mechanics, Focus: Biomechanical Engineering


Expertise and research interests

Structural mechanics, continuum mechanics, biomechanics, biological tissues, biomedical materials, soft materials

Educational background

PhD studies, PhD, 2012, ETH Zurich
Studies in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma (Master), 2006, TU Munich

Professional milestones

Development of an innovative dental prosthetic product line, Technical Project Manager and Senior Development Engineer at Nobel Biocare Services AG, 2016-2020

Membership of networks


Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

1. B. Röhrnbauer, C. Betschart, D. Perucchini, M. Bajka, D. Fink, C. Maake, E. Mazza, and D.A. Scheiner. Measuring tissue displacement of the anterior vaginal wall using the novel aspiration technique in vivo. Scientific Reports, 7(1):1–7, 2017. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16083-0
2. G. Ochsner, M.J. Wilhelm, R. Amacher, A. Petrou, N. Cesarovic, S. Staufert, B. Röhrnbauer, F. Maisano, C. Hierold, M. Meboldt, and M. Schmid Daners. In Vivo Evaluation of Physiologic Control Algorithms for Left Ventricular Assist Devices Based on Left Ventricular Volume or Pressure. ASAIO Journal, 63(5):568–577, 2017. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000533
3. M.M. Maurer, B. Röhrnbauer, A. Feola, J. Deprest, and E. Mazza. Prosthetic meshes for repair of hernia and pelvic organ prolapse: Comparison of biomechanical properties. Materials, 8(5):2794–2808, 2015. doi:10.3390/ma8052794
4. M. M. Maurer, B. Röhrnbauer, A. Feola, J. Deprest, and E. Mazza. Mechanical biocompatibility of prosthetic meshes: A comprehensive protocol for mechanical characterization. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 40:42–58, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.08.005
5. B. Röhrnbauer and E. Mazza. Uniaxial and biaxial mechanical characterization of a prosthetic mesh at different length scales. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 29:7–19, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.07.021
6. B. Röhrnbauer, G. Kress, and E. Mazza. A physically based structural model for a textile prosthetic mesh. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51(3-4):633–646, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.10.030
7. B. Röhrnbauer, Y. Ozog, J. Egger, E. Werbrouck, J. Deprest, and E. Mazza. Combined biaxial and uniaxial mechanical characterization of prosthetic meshes in a rabbit model. Journal of Biomechanics, 46(10):1626–1632, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.04.015
8. B. Röhrnbauer and E. Mazza. A non-biological model system to simulate the in vivo mechanical behavior of prosthetic meshes. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 20:305–315, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.01.029