Vienna young Scientists Symposium
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Engineering in Medicine

Engineering and medicine have always been closely linked disciplines. This becomes obvious taking a look inside an operating theater back then and now. However, the relationship between engineering and medicine is more profound and recognizable within almost every aspect of medical research and modern health care. For instances, the term “medical device” covers a range of items, incl. apparatus, materials but also software for the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and prevention of diseases, injuries and handicaps, but also for the investigation, the replacement or the modification of anatomy or physiological processes.

In this symposium we would like to cover all aspects of Engineering in Medicine, including materials, design and constructs, but also innovative processes for the manufacturing of medical devices, e.g., 3D printing, novel technologies for the actuation and signal transduction of devices, the simulation of biomaterials and biological systems, i.e., mechanobiology and biomechanics, and advanced tools for the experimental characterization of biomaterials, incl. advanced mechanics testing as complement to the standard materials science canon of methods.

We want to put an emphasis on the technologies available at TU Wien, especially unique methods being employed along the whole process chain from the design and simulation of materials and constructs, the synthesis, preparation and processing of these materials, the experimental testing of semi-finished and finished products through to the testing of medical devices in pre-clinical or clinical settings.

This very broad topic of this symposium reflects in at least three of the six research focuses of TU Wien, Computational Science and Engineering, Materials and Matter, and Information and Communication Technology, and emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of all research activities in this field. Hence we welcome and invite contributions from all related faculties of TU Wien, including Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and IT, Informatics, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Physics and Technical Chemistry.