2021/08/02 | Research | Biomechanics

Malavika Nambiar wins ESBiomech Poster Award

With her poster presentation “Biomechanical simulation platform for patient specific refractive interventions” Malavika Harikrishnan Nambiar, doctoral student at the Computational Bioengineering group, has won this year`s poster award of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB). Her PhD project aims at providing surgeons with a better treatment modality and developing patient-specific treatment plans that promise the best outcome for refractive surgery. The ARTORG Center was represented with nine researchers and 16 projects at the ESBiomech Congress (11-14 July 2021), including two perspective talks by Philippe Zysset, Head of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Philippe Büchler, Head of Computational Bioengineering.

Malavika Harikrishnan Nambiar received the ESBiomech Best Poster Award for her project on "Biomechanical simulation platform for patient specific refractive interventions". (Photo: Adrian Moser © University of Bern)

+Cardiovascular Engineering


Analysis of a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Turbulent Wake with Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry
Leonardo Pietrasanta, Cardiovascular Engineering

Endovascular Targeted Drug Delivery in Myocardial Microvascular Obstruction (MVO)
Yannick Rösch, Cardiovascular Engineering (in collaboration with CorFlow Therapeutics AG & University of Applied Sciences, Buchs)


+Computational Bioengineering

Perspective Talk:

Towards Personalized Biomechanical Simulations to Optimize Refractive Interventions
Philippe Büchler, Computational Bioengineering


Towards a better Understanding of the Flow Behaviors in Femoro-Popliteral Arteries through OCT-Based CFD Models
Can Gökgöl, Computational Bioengineering (in collaboration with Deptartment of Cardiology, Inselspital, Vascular Institute Central Switzerland, Switzerland & Deptartment of Angiology, HFR Freiburg)

Optimized protocol for pulsed comeal crosslinking (CXL) as a fonction of oxygen consumption and time 
Malavika Nambiar, Computational Bioengineering (in collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology, Inselspital)


Poster presentations:

Biomechanical simulation platform for patient specific refractive interventions
Malavika Harikrishnan Nambiar (in collaboration with Optimo Medical AG, Switzerland & Narayana Nethralaya Eye Clinic, India)
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Benefits of OCT-based CFD Analyses of Fem-Pop Arteries: Are Intre-Artieral Imaging Modalities Necessary?
Can Gökgöl (in collaboration with Deptartment of Cardiology, Inselspital, Vascular Institute Central Switzerland & Department of Angiology, HFR Freiburg)


+Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Perspective Talk:

Mutliscale Trabecular and Compact Bone Mechanics
Philippe Zysset, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics


Compressive strength of Osteogenesis Imperfecta bone matrix is higher than controls and depends on mineralization
Michael Indermaur, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (in collaboration with Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology EMPA & Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal, Canada)

Participation in:

The micro- and nanoscale compressive behaviour of rehydrated mineralised collagen fibres
A. Groetsch, Heriot-Watt University, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Edinburgh, United Kingdom & EMPA et al.

Influence of Stress Redistributions in µFEA on the Predicted Failure Load of Radius Segments
M. Stipsitz TU-Wien, Austria et al.

Prediction of Screw Perforation in the Proximal Humerus Using Micro Finite Element Analyses
V. C. Panagiotopoulou, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland & University of Patras, Greece et al.

Investigation of Microscale Bone Anisotropy By Polarized Raman Spectroscopy and Micropillar Compression
T. Kochetkova, EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology et al


+Urogenital Engineering


The Interplay between Fluid Mechanics and Encrustations on Indwelling ureteral Stents
Shaokai Zheng, Urogenital Engineering (in collaboration with University College London, University of Oxford & Department of Urology, Inselspital)

In-vitro platform for wave propagation investigations in the lower urinary tract
Lukas Bereuter, Urogenital Engineering (in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne & Department of Urology, Inselspital)