People

A highly motivated research team; always open for new ideas and contacts. Feel free to contact us!

Scientific Members

Sorted chronological according to their contribution.

Andreas Schrempf

Founder and head of the research group. Andreas is a full professor for Biomechanics and Computer Modelling and Simulation at the Department of Medical Engineering. His research interests concern modelling and simulation in biomechanics and biomedical engineering as well as system identification and control theory. He received his master degree and PhD at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz in 1998 and 2004 respectively. After working as senior researcher at the Linz Competence Center in Mechatronics he moved to the University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria in 2005.

andreas.schrempf[at]fh-linz.at

David Fürst

Photo_DavidPostDoc and Triathlete. David received his graduated engineer in medical device engineering from Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences in 2010. Afterwards, he started to work at the Department of Medical Engineering as a research associate. Parallel to that, he started the doctoral program medical sciences at the Paracelsus Medical University of Salzburg. Since then, he works on the development of an augmented reality simulator for minimally invasive spine surgery. He finished his PhD in 2016. His research interests include spine biomechanics, material sciences and medical image processing.

david.fuerst[at]fh-linz.at

Robert Merwa

merwaKey Researcher. Robert is a full professor for measurement instrumentation and control engineering as well as Applied Programming and Embedded Systems. His research interests concern real-time systems for data acquisition and different kind of communication technologies in medical engineering. He received his master degree and PhD at the Graz University of Technology in 2000 and 2004 respectively. After working as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Medical Engineering in Graz he moved to the University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria in 2009.

robert.merwa[at]fh-linz.at

Marianne Hollensteiner

Photo_MarianneResearch Assistant and Judoka. Marianne received her BSc. and MSc. degrees in medical device engineering from Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences in 2011 and 2013. In 2013, she started to work at the Department of Medical Engineering as a research associate also dealing with the simulator development. Her research interests are biomechanical modeling of instrument/tissue interaction, haptics and artificial tissue development. In 2014 she started her PhD studies participating in the doctoral program medical sciences at the Paracelsus Medical University of Salzburg.

marianne.hollensteiner[at]fh-linz.at

Gerhard Halmerbauer

halmerbauer Key Researcher. Gerhard is currently a full professor for Health Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Steyr (UASUA). Previously, he worked as an MD at the University Children’s Hospital in Vienna and did research on the topics of Allergy and Pulmonology. After several years as a doctor and researcher in the field of Allergy and Pulmonology he took a position as a professor for Health Sciences, where he soon became Head of Studies (Process Management in Health Care). Currently his main research interest are clinical process management, especially the support of clinical core processes, as well as transparency improvements concerning patient outcome and costs within the health care system.

gerhard.halmerbauer[at]fh-steyr.at

Benjamin Esterer

Benjamin Research Assistant and Life-Guard. Benjamin started working with our group during his Master Thesis, where he developed a wireless communication board for measuring and transmitting the pressure in a cement applicator. He finished the Master in Medical Engineering in 2015 and is starting his PhD. His research interests are hardware oriented programming, electronics and artificial anatomical structures.

benjamin.esterer[at]fh-linz.at

Stefan Gabauer

SW Developer/Research Assistant and DIY tinkerer. Stefan received 2011 his MSc. degree in embedded systems design and 2016 his second MSc. in human-centered computing from Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences. He joined our Group as SW Developer in 2016. His research interests are software, user-experience and electronics.

stefan.gabauer[at]fh-linz.at

Student Members

  • Markus Samrykit, Master, University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria Medical Engineering
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  • Michael Hess, Master Student, University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria Medical Engineering
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  • Phillipp Mayerhofer, Bachelor Student University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria Medical Engineering
 Phillip
  • Fabian Hauser, Bachelor Student University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria Medical Engineering
 Fabian
  • Johannes Razenböck, Bachelor Student University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria Medical Engineering
 Johannes

 Former Members

  • Harald Fischer, Master Student and Research Assistant
  • Aragonda Sampath Kumar, Bachelor Student
  • Nagaraja Ullas, Bachelor Student