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Prof. Dr. Barbara Röhrnbauer

Prof. Dr. Barbara Röhrnbauer

Prof. Dr. Barbara Röhrnbauer

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Biomechanical Engineering
Technikumstrasse 71
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 41 97
barbara.roehrnbauer@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

www.zhaw.ch/de/engineering/institute-zentren/imes/biomechanical-engineering-1/surgical-technologies-2/

Expertise and research interests

Soft tissue biomechanics, structural mechanics, continuum mechanics
Focus: mechanics of biological tissues and biomedical materials

Educational background

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

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Dissertation

Röhrnbauer, B. Mechanical characterization and modeling of prosthetic meshes. PhD thesis, 2013. doi: 10.3929/ethz-a-009781983


Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

B. Röhrnbauer, M. Sciancalepore, M. Singer, T. Johne, and P. Dupont. An efficient and comprehensive methodology to evaluate the misalignment of pump shafts using FEM. In Pump summit, Düsseldorf, 2014

B. Röhrnbauer, G. Kress, and E. Mazza. Mechanical biocompatibility of medical mesh implants. In Proceedings of the 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC), Graz, 2012

B. Röhrnbauer, G. Kress, and E. Mazza. Mechanical modeling of medical mesh implants at the mesoscale. In Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of the 83rd Annual Meeting (GAMM), Darmstadt, 2012

B. Röhrnbauer, G. Kress, and E. Mazza. Multiscale characterization and modeling of medical mesh implants. In Proceedings of the XI International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS), Barcelona, 2011

B. Röhrnbauer, M. Bajka, C. Betschart, D. Perucchini, D. Fink, E. Mazza, and D.A. Scheiner. Measurement of the mechanical response of the vaginal wall,. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity, Vlissingen, 2009