Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Cardiovascular System; Medical 3D-Printing; Models, Cardiovascular; Monte Carlo Method; Pattern Recognition, Automated; Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
- Additve Manufacturing for Medical Research - M3dRES
Research Area: The M3dRES project aims at establishing a unique infrastructure devoted to 3d-printing for medical research in a strongly interdisciplinary environment.
- Cardiovascular Dynamics and Artificial Organs
Research Area: The Working Group deals with investigation, development and simulation of cardiovascular devices and hemodynamics for diagnostic and therapeutic tools.
- Ludwig Boltzmann Cluster for Cardiovascular Research
Research Area: The Ludwig-Boltzmann-Cluster for Cardiovascular Research focuses on interdisciplinary research of therapies for cardiovascular diseases.
My research focuses on two main areas: medical 3d-printing and cardiovascular system dynamics. On the one hand, my research adresses the investigation of how 3d-printing could improve surgical and interventional procedures, medical device prototyping, tissue engineering and medical education. On the other hand, my efforts are devoted towards research and development of methods and devices to improve diagnostics and provide support to a range of cardiovascular pathologies.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
Additive manufacruting (aka 3d-printing), mechanical and hemodynamic in-vitro and ex-vivo test setups, mathematical modeling (including Monte Carlo simulations), system identification and control (inluding recursive Bayesian estimation and digital control), biosignal processing (primarily time-series analysis).
- Additive Manufacturing for M3dical RESearch - M3dRES (2017)
Source of Funding: FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency), F&E-Infrastrukturförderung
- Continuous Out-of-hospital Monitoring of Rotary Blood Pump Patients (2014)
Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Programme Clinical Research (KLIF)
- Zimpfer, D. et al., 2016. Evaluation of the HeartWare ventricular assist device Lavare cycle in a particle image velocimetry model and in clinical practice. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 50(5), pp.839-848. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezw232.
- Granegger, M. et al., 2016. Continuous Monitoring of Aortic Valve Opening in Rotary Blood Pump Patients. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 63(6), pp.1201-1207. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2015.2489188.
- Moscato, F. et al., 2013. Continuous Monitoring of Cardiac Rhythms in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients. Artificial Organs, 38(3), pp.191-198. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aor.12141.
- Granegger, M. et al., 2013. Investigation of Hemodynamics in the Assisted Isolated Porcine Heart. The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 36(12), pp.878-886. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5301/ijao.5000257.
- Moscato, F. et al., 2013. Use of continuous flow ventricular assist devices in patients with heart failure and a normal ejection fraction: A computer-simulation study. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 145(5), pp.1352-1358. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.06.057.