2013 - present Professor (Extraordinarius) for Cardiovascular Engineering at the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern        
2005 - 2013 Senior researcher ("Oberassistent") at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics, ETH Zürich        
1998 - 2005 Cray Inc. (in Seattle, USA and Switzerland) in various positions (application analyst, pre-sales analyst, and account manager)  
1997 - 2000 PhD at the Dept. for Applied Mathematics of the University of Washingtion (Seattle, USA)
1991 - 1997 Studies in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zürich
  • Biomedical fluid dynamics
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Microcirculation
  • Hearing and balance sense
  • Respiratory flow
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Hydrodynamic stability
  • Aeroacoustics
  • High-performance computing

Boselli F., Kleiser L., Bockisch C. J., Hegemann S., Obrist D., Quantitative analysis of BPPV fatigue under canalithiasis conditions, J Biomech, doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.03.019, 2014.

Pfenniger A., Obrist D., Stahel A., Koch V. M., Vogel R., Energy Harvesting through Arterial Wall Deformation: a FEM approach to fluid-structure interactions and magneto-hydrodynamics, Appl Math Model, doi: 10.1016/j.apm.2013.11.051, 2013.

Edom E., Obrist D., R. Henniger, Sim J. H., Huber A., Kleiser L., The effect of rocking stapes motions on the fluid flow in the cochlea and on the basilar membrane mo-tion, J Acoust Soc Am, 134(5):3749-3758, doi: 10.1121/1.4824159, 2013.

Gloor M., Obrist D., Kleiser L., Linear stability and acoustic characteristics of com-pressible, viscous, subsonic coaxial jet flow, Phys Fluids, 25, 084102, doi: 10.1063/1.4816368, 2013.

Radu M. D., Pfenniger A., Räber L., de Marchi S. F., Obrist D., Kelbæk H., Windecker S., Serruys P. W., Vogel R., Flow disturbances in stent-related coronary evaginations – A computational fluid-dynamic simulation study, EuroIntervention, 2013.

Boselli F., Obrist D., Kleiser L., A Meshless Boundary Method for Stokes Flows with Particles: Application to Canalithiasis, Int J Num Meth Biomed Eng, doi: 10.1002/cnm.2564, 2013.

Landolt A., Obrist D., Wyss M., Barrett M., Langer D., Jolivet R., Soltisynki T., Roesgen T., Weber B., Two-photon microscopy with double-circle trajectories for in vivo cer-ebral blood flow measurements, Exp Fluids 54(1523), 1-8, doi:10.1007/s00348-013-1523-5, 2013.

Pfenniger A., Obrist D., Stahel A., Koch V. M., Vogel R., Energy Harvesting through Arterial Wall Deformation: Design Considerations for a Magneto-Hydrodynamic Generator, Med Biol Eng Comput, 51(7), 741-755, doi: 10.1007/s11517-012-0989-2, 2013.

Boselli F., Obrist D., Kleiser L., Vortical flow in the utricle and the ampulla: A compu-tational study on the fluid dynamics of the vestibular system, Biomech Model Mechanobiol, 12:335-348 doi: 10.1007/s10237-012-0402-y, 2013.

Boselli F., Obrist D., Kleiser L., A Multilayer Method of Fundamental Solutions for Stokes flow problems, J. Comp. Phys., 231(18), 6139-6158, doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2012.05.023, 2012.

Obrist D., Henniger R., Kleiser L., Subcritical spatial transition of swept Hiemenz flow, Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow, 35, 61-67, doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2012.01.012, 2012.

Obrist D., Fluid Mechanics of the Inner Ear, Habilitation treatise, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, doi: 10.3929/ethz-a-007318979, 2012.

Erb R. M., Obrist D., Chen P. W., Studer J., Studart A. R., Predicting sizes of droplets made by microfluidic flow-induced dripping, Soft Matter, 7, 8757-8761, doi: 10.1039/C1SM06231J, 2011.

Obrist D., Schmid P.J., Algebraically diverging modes upstream of a swept bluff body, J. Fluid Mech., 683, 346-356, doi: 10.1017/jfm.2011.269, 2011.

Obrist D., Acoustic emissions from convected wave packets, Phys. Fluids, 23(2), 026101-14, doi: 10.1063/1.3540693, 2011.

Obrist D., Weber B., Buck A., Jenny P., Red blood cell distribution in simplified capil-lary networks, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 368(1921), 2897-2918, doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0045, 2010.

Henniger R., Obrist D., Kleiser L., High-order accurate solver for the Navier–Stokes equations on massively parallel computers. J. Comp. Phys., 229(10), 3543-3572, doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2010.01.015, 2010.

Obrist D., Schmid P.J., Algebraically decaying modes and wave packet pseudo-modes in swept Hiemenz flow, J. Fluid Mech., 643, 309-332, doi: 10.1017/S0022112009992114, 2010.

Obrist D., Hegemann S., Kronenberg D., Häuselmann O., Rösgen T., In-vitro model of a semicircular canal: design and validation of the model and its use for the study of canalithiasis, J. Biomech., 43, 1208-1214, doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2009.11.027, 2010.

Obrist D., Directivity of acoustic emissions from wave packets to the far-field, J. Fluid Mech., 640, 165-186, doi: 10.1017/S0022112009991297, 2009.