Institute of Applied Medical Engineering


Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitz-Rode
Pauwelsstraße 20
D-52074 Aachen

Phone: +49 (0)241 80-87111

Fax.: +49 (0)241 80-82026

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Cardiovascular Engineering

  • Cardiac Assist and Replacement
  • Heart Valve Prostheses
  • Lung Support
  • Experimental and Numerical Simulation of:
    • Blood Flow
    • Blood Traumatization
    • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Validation and Testing of Cardiovascular Implants

Rehabilitation- and Prevention Engineering

  • Development and Application of Technical Systems for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Movement Disorders
  • Modelling and Analysis of the Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Development of Problem-oriented Systems and Methods to Analyse Neuromuscular Function

Biohybrid & Medical Textiles

  • Fibrin Based Autologous Implants:
    • Heart Valves
    • Vascular Grafts
    • Myocardium
    • Bioactive Stents
    • Ex-vivo-expansion of pericardial patch structures
  • Capillary Network Formation
  • Application-oriented Bioreactor Development
  • Biomaterial Testing

Medical Nanotechnology

  • Targeting of Magnetic Nanoparticles.
  • Research Training and Education Research in Medicine and Engineering

Science Management

  • Development of the Cluster „Biomedical Engineering“ at RWTH Aachen Campus
  • Analysis of Process and Pace of Biomedical Research and Innovation
  • Outcome Evaluation of Research Programs and Funding
  • Research on Determinants of Technology Transfer, Clustertheory
  • Efficiency of ICT-Support in Biomedical Research
  • Technology –Foresights and Forecasts for the Future of Biomedical Innovation
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