The Ninth IASTED International Conference on
Biomedical Engineering
BioMed 2012

February 15 – 17, 2012
Innsbruck, Austria


Prof. Christian Hellmich
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Biography of the Conference Chair

Conference Chair Portrait

Christian Hellmich is Professor of Strength of Materials and Computational Mechanics at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria. He received his MSc (1995) and PhD degrees (1999) from TU Wien, where he also obtained his habilitation degree for Mechanics of Materials and Biomechanics, in 2004. Since then, he served TU Wien as associate Professor, before having been appointed Full Professor in 2011, serving now as the Head of the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures. From 2000 - 2002, he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department for Civil and Environmental Engineering, supporting the establishment of the field of multiscale mechanics of bone.
Dr. Hellmich is the author of more than 80 publications in refereed journals (h-index=20), of 19 book chapters, and of more than 190 contributions to proceedings of international conferences.
He has been reviewing for 65 scientific journals and 10 Science Foundations, he is in the Editorial Board of 8 Scientific Journals, serving also as Associate Editor of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) and as Corresponding Editor of Computer Methods in Engineering and Sciences. His main research interests are centered around multiscale mechanics of materials and structures, with civil engineering and biomedical applications, which concern geomaterials and tunneling, wood, bone and the skeletal system, as well as tissue engineering strategies. Related scientific fields include micromechanics, poromechanics, mechanobiology, and systems biology.
His work was appraised by several internationally recognized prizes, including the 2008 Zienkiewicz Award for Young Scientists in Computational Engineering Sciences, of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), an ERC Grant from the European Research Council, awarded in 2010; and the 2011 Walter L Huber Rsearch Prize awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).