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Benedikt Sagl
Benedikt Sagl, PhD

University Clinic of Dentistry
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0002-6739-4222


Computer Simulation; Dentistry; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Shoulder

Research interests

I am a Research Associate at the University Clinic of Dentistry of the Medical University of Vienna. Prior, I studied Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan, where I worked in Prof. Ian Stavness' lab.

My research focuses on the development of novel simulation approaches for the investigation of temporomandibular joint biomechanics. Since input data are of highest importance for simulation results, I am also interested in improving the quality of TMJ imaging. I am fascinated by the biomechanical workings of the human body as a whole and am keen on applying the computational methods we develop to various joint systems, like the shoulder or knee joint.

Selected publications

  1. Sagl, B., Dickerson, C.R. and Stavness, I. (2019) ‘Fast Forward-Dynamics Tracking Simulation: Application to Upper Limb and Shoulder Modeling’, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 66(2), pp. 335–342. Available at:
  2. Sagl, B. et al. (2019) ‘A Dynamic Jaw Model With a Finite-Element Temporomandibular Joint’, Frontiers in Physiology, 10. Available at:
  3. Sagl, B. et al. (2021) ‘An in silico investigation of the effect of bolus properties on TMJ loading during mastication’, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 124, p. 104836. Available at:
  4. Sagl, B. et al. (2022) ‘Effect of facet inclination and location on TMJ loading during bruxism: An in-silico study’, Journal of Advanced Research, 35, pp. 25–32. Available at:
  5. Abdi, A.H. et al. (2020) ‘Characterizing Motor Control of Mastication With Soft Actor-Critic’, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14. Available at: