Research Interests

The Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems is engaged in a variety of applied and basic research projects from different funding sources.

The Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems (IMSB) unites the Chair for Continuum Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (Prof. Röhrle) and the Chair for Computational Biophysics and Biorobotics (Prof. Schmitt). They closely work together to develop sophisticated mathematical models across the scales, i.e., from the cellular to the organism level and use them to enhance our understanding for a variety of biomechanical systems. In particular accounting for functional aspects of biological tissues and its inherent dynamic processes challenge the formulation of mathematical models and solution strategies.

Research interest include but are not limited to modelling the musculoskeletal system, the mechanical behaviour of biological soft tissue, in particular of skeletal muscle tissue, muscle-driven biorobotics, recording and analysis of multi-modal biosignals, decoding the neuromuscular system in health and disease, computational ergonomics, efficient numerical tools for solving large scale systems, dental biomechanics, spine biomechanics, and many more.

The IMSB hereby focuses on theoretical as well as application-driven research aspects. An overview and more information about current and past research projects can be found on the individual research groups' website.


Vera Tahedl


Administrative Associate (Röhrle group)

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Christine Schreiber


Administrative Associate (Schmitt group)

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