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Dr. Mario Weder

Dr. Mario Weder

Dr. Mario Weder

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Angewandte Mechanik
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 42 69

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Lecturer IMES in Experimental Mechanics

Expertise and research interests

Theoretische and applied dynamics, Model generation, Experimental measurement technology in mechanics, Vibrations of systems with solid–fluid-coupling, Rotor dynamics

Educational background

2013 – 2018: Doctorate, Dr. sc. ETH, ETH Zurich
2010 – 2012: Master studies Mechanical Engineering, MSc ME ETH, ETH Zurich
2001 – 2004: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Dipl. Masch.-Ing. FH, Fachhochschule Aargau
1997 – 2001: Apprenticeship as Machine Mechanic, EFZ, ABB Baden

2011 – 2014: Teaching Certificate Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zürich

Scholarships und Awards:
2013: ETH Medal for the Master Thesis "Linear Stability and Acoustics of a Subsonic Plane Jet Flow"
2011: Scholarship of the Markus Meier Fund for the Master's degree programme in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich

Professional milestones

07/2018 – 07/2022: R&D Scientist, INFICON AG in Balzers (Liechtenstein) and Syracuse NY (USA)
12/2012 – 05/2018: Research and Teaching Assistent, Institute for Mechanical Systems, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
04/2007 – 12/2010: Development Engineer in the division Research & Technology, Kistler Instrumente AG, Winterthur (Switzerland)
01/2005 – 12/2006: Research Assistent at the Institute of Product- und Production Engineering, School of Engineering FHNW, Windisch (Schweiz)

Membership of networks

Fachgruppe Mechanik & Industrie


Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Weder, M. (2018) Vibration of Rotor–Stator Systems Coupled by Viscous Liquids: Theory, Experiment and Simulation. Diss. ETH No. 24972, ETH Zurich (

Master Thesis:
Weder, M. (2012) Linear Stability and Acoustics of a Subsonic Plane Jet Flow, Master Thesis, ETH Zurich (

Journal Publications:
Römmeler, A., Zolliker, P., Neuenschwander, J., van Gemmeren, V., Weder, M. and Dual, J. (2020) Air coupled ultrasonic inspection with Lamb waves in plates showing mode conversion. Ultrasonics, 100:105984 (

Weder, M., Horisberger, B., Monette Ch., Sick, M. and Dual J. (2019) Experimental modal analysis of disk-like rotor–stator system coupled by viscous liquid. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 88:198–215 (

Weder, M., Gloor, M., and Kleiser, L. (2015). Decomposition of the temporal growth rate in linear instability of compressible gas flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 778:120–132 (

Fritzsche, P., Weder, M., Wyss, I., Hörmann, M., and Müller, J. (2008). A procedure for the simulation of failure in thermoplastic composites. Composite Structures, 85(4):337–349 (

Conference Proceedings:
Weder, M., Horisberger, B., Monette, C., and Dual, J. (2016). Structure-structure coupling by liquids: Vibration measurements on a rotating disk with self-tracking LDV. Proceedings of the 12th A.I.VE.LA Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser and Noncontact Techniques: Advances and Applications, Ancona, Italy (

Weder, M. and Dual, J. (2016). Damping of waves in a layered structure composed of two elastic plates coupled by a viscous liquid. Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Montréal, Canada (

Patent Applications:
Vollero, M., Weder, M. and Wagner, J. (2023) Ion source assembly with multiple elliptical filaments. Patent WO/2023/114166.

Weder, M., Vollero, M. and Sousou, N. (2022) Time-of-flight mass spectrometer assembly with a secondary flange. Patent WO/2022/240813.

Briglin, S., Vollero, M., Wiley, J. G. and Weder, M. (2022) HTCC antenna for generation of plasma. Patent WO/2022/125745.

Strietzel, C., Wälchli, U., Kaiser, S., Riesch, Ch., Andreaus, B. and Weder, M. (2021) Method for detecting pressure, and pressure sensor. Patent WO/2021/052599.

Schading, G., Müller, J., Schöllhorn, K., Weder, M. and Gossweiler, Ch. (2008) Apparatus for performing dynamic strength measurements and method for measuring strength values. Patent WO/2008/086635.