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Professors

Brauchli, Hans, Prof. Dr.

Professor at the Institute/Center of Mechanics from 1972 until 2000

Govindjee, Sanjay, Prof. Dr.

Professor at ETH between summer 2006 and 2008, now back in Berkeley

 

 

 

 

 

Sayir, Mahir Behar, Prof. Dr.

Professor at the Institute/Center of Mechanics from 1969 until 2005

e-mail: mahir.sayir@imes.mavt.ethz.ch

 

 

 

 

Schweitzer, Gerhard, Prof. Dr.

Professor at the Institute of Mechanics between 1987 and 1989, Professor at the Institute of Robotics from 1989 until 2001

Wehrli, Christoph, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.

Professor at the Institute of Mechanics from 1961 until 1995

Professor Wehrli passed away on September 23, 2010

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Alumni (1980 until today)

Aeberhard, Ueli, Dr.

Ueli Aeberhard has been postdoc at ZfM until March 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hengstler, Johannes, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2013

 

 

 

 

Schwarz, Thomas, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2013

 

 

 

 

Möller, Dirk, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2013

 

 

 

 

Lakämper, Stefan , Dr.

Stefan Lakämper has been postdoc at ZfM from 2011 to 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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Maier, Christian, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Glocker

Dissertation finished: 2013

 

 

 

 

Arnold, Pascal, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Glocker

Dissertation finished: 2013

 

 

 

 

Wang, Jingtao, Dr.

Jingtao Wang  been postdoc at ZfM from 2008 to 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

Farine, Marc

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished:

 

 

 

 

Rüst, Philipp, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2013

 

 

 

 

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Röhrnbauer, Barbara , Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2012

 

 

 

 

Cereghetti, Damiano, Dr.

Damiano Cereghetti has been postdoc at ZfM from 2011 to 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

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Möller, Michael, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Glocker

Dissertation finished: 2011

 

 

 

 

Schifferle, Andreas, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2011

 

 

 

 

Schmidt, Arne, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2011

 

 

 

 

Häusler, Klaus, Dr.

Klaus Häusler has been sr. research associate from the 1970ies until his retirement and then collaborator until mid 2011. As member of the spin-off "Viscoteers" he will still be around here.

 

 

 

 

 

Papes, Ondrej, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2011

 

 

 

 

Hollenstein, Marc, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2011

 

 

 

 

Helfenstein, Jörg, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2011

 

 

 

 

Barbarino, Giuseppe, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2011

 

 

 

 

Wenke, Ingo

Ingo Wenke has been assistant at ZfM from 2008 to 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Chauhan, Richa, Dr.

Richa Chauhan has been postdoc at ZfM from 2009 to 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

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Aebi, Laurent, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2010

 

 

 

 

Cambruzzi, Andrea, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2010

 

 

 

 

Quack, Niels, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2010

 

 

 

 

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Egger, Julien

Julien Egger has worked in the group of Prof. Mazza in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

Birchmeier, Marcel, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2009

 

 

 

 

Bryner, Jürg, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2009

 

 

 

 

Dinser, Sandro, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2009

 

 

 

 

Oberti, Stefano, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2009

 

 

 

 

Binda, Luca, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2009

 

 

 

 

Jabareen, Mahmood, Dr.

Mahmood Jabareen has been postdoc in the research group of Prof. Mazza between 2007 and 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mistry, Sunny

Sunny Mistry has been assistant of Prof. Govindjee in summer 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

Koyama, Tsuyoshi, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Govindjee

Dissertation finished: 2008

 

 

 

 

Loy, Urs

Urs Loy is retired since August 2008. He has been in charge of our machining for many years.

 

 

 

 

 

Hildebrand, Felix

Felix Hildebrand has done research and teaching in the group of Prof. Govindjee between 2006 and 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

Payr, Matthias, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Glocker

Dissertation finished: 2008

First position after leaving ETH:

> Patent examiner, European Patent Office, Munich

 

 

 

 

Yunt, Kerim, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Glocker

Dissertation finished: 2008

 

 

 

 

Lang, Udo, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2008

Information about his research at ETH

 

 

 

Studer, Christian, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Glocker

Dissertation finished: 2008

 

 

 

 

Trtik, Pavel , Dr.

Pavel Trtik has been postdoc in the research group Prof. Dual from 2006 to 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

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Junker, Gertraud

Traude Junker has been secretary and soul of the institute from 1982 till 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

Widmer, Heinz, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2008

 

 

 

 

Wissler, Michael , Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2007

 

 

 

 

Schubert, Sandy, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2007

 

 

 

 

Weiss, Stephan, Dr.

Stephan Weiss has been postdoc in the research group Prof. Mazza from 2006 to 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Cataldi-Spinola, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Glocker

Dissertation finished: 2007

 

 

 

 

Valtorta, Davide, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2007

First position after leaving ETH:

> Computing engineer, Chief Seminars and Education, CADFEM (Suisse) AG, Aadorf

 

 

Colombo, Francesco, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2007

 

 

 

 

Nava, Alessandro, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hägeli, Markus

Markus Hägeli left our electronics lab in 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

Neild, Adrian, Dr.

Adrian Neild was postdoc in the research group Prof. Dual from 2003 to 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

Masserey, Bernard, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Mazza

Dissertation finished: 2006

E-mail: masserey@alumni.ethz.ch
First position after leaving ETH:

> Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ultrasonics Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, UK

 

Stefanelli, Rossano, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2006

First position after leaving ETH:

> Project engineer at test laboratories of Kistler Instrumente AG, Winterthur, Switzerland, focus: structural dynamics

 

 

 

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Veres, István Attila, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simons, Gerd, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2004

Information about his research at ETH

First position after leaving ETH:

> Designing engineer, project manager, Jaquet AG, Basel, Switzerland

 

 

Profunser, Dieter, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2004

 

 

 

 

 

Haake, Albrecht, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2004

Information about his research at ETH

E-mail: a.haakealumni.ethz.ch

First position after leaving ETH:

> Industrialisation Manager, IWC Schaffhausen, Switzerland

> Executive Vice President Technologies, Carl F. Bucherer
 

 

May, Frank, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2004

Information about his research at ETH

> Project manager, Sulzer Innotec, Maschinendynamik und Akustik

 

 

 

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Romoscanu, Alexandre, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 2003

E-mail: a.i.romoscanualumni.ethz.ch

Web: http://www.endosense.com

Career after leaving ETH:

> Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland

> Senior Engineer, Cardiovascular Implants, for Biosensors Ltd, 1110 Morges

> Sr Engineer, cardiology/AF ablation catheters, at Endosense, Geneva/CH (since 2007)

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Leutenegger, Tobias, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2002

Information about his research at ETH

Career after leaving ETH:

> Group leader, Product Development Sensorics, Bruker Corp., Switzerland (until Sept. 07)

> MAS-MTEC studies at ETH

> Head of Research & Development, CEDES AG (since Oct. 09)

 

Gsell, Daniel, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2002

Information about his research at ETH

Career after leaving ETH:

> Project manager, EMPA Dübendorf, Structural Engineering Department

> Leader structure dynamics, Walt+Galmarini AG, Zurich

 

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Bächi, Daniel, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2001

Information about his research at ETH

E-mail: daniel.baechi@belimo.ch

Career after leaving ETH:

> Project manager, Belimo Automation AG, Hinwil

> Business Creation Team, Belimo Automation AG, Hinwil

> Head R&D, Integra Biosciences AG, Chur

> Project manager (part time), Integra Biosciences AG, Zizers

 

Clerici, Mario Peter, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 2001

Career after leaving ETH:

> Research Associate, Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich (2002 - 2004)

> Lecturer for Stochastic and Simulation, University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (since 2005)

> Financial Engineer and Quantitative Analyst, Risk Control, Zurich Cantonal Bank (since 2005)

 

 

Fromme, Paul, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 2001

Information about his reseach at ETH

E-mail: p.fromme@ucl.ac.uk

Career after leaving ETH:

> Postdoctoral Appointment, Nondestructive Testing Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK (April 2002 – August 2003)

> Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, UK (since September 2003)

 

Kauer, Martin, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2001

Information about his research at ETH

 

Schlums, Dirk Holger, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2001

Information about his research at ETH

 

von Wattenwyl, Marc, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 2001

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Breu, Roger, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 2000

E-mail: rbreu@stahl-gerlafingen.com

Career after leaving ETH:

> Project Manager

> Managing Director of a foundry in Germany

> since 2005 Chief Logistics, Stahl Gerlafingen AG

 

Conrad, Markus Marcellus, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 2000

E-mail: markus.conrad@saabgroup.com

Current position:

> Virtual development, SAAB Bofors Dynamics Schweiz AG, Thun

 

Götsch, Mathias, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 2000

> Yanar & Götsch AG

 

Haueis, Martin, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2000

Career after leaving ETH:

> Project Manager MEMS Reliability, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies (USA)

> Head of "Fachbereich Zuverlässigkeitsmethoden, Zentrale Vorentwicklung und Forschung", Daimler AG (Germany)

 

Pfaffinger, Markus, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2000

Information about his research at ETH

Career after leaving ETH:

> Senior Consultant, IDS Scheer AG, Zürich/Saarbrücken (until Sep. 2003)

> Head of Application Management & Development, Swisscom Enterprise Solutions AG, Zürich (October 2003 - July 2006)

> Head of Competence Center Customer & Commercial Systems, Swisscom Solutions AG, Zürich (August 2006 - February 2009)

> Executive MBA in General Management, University of St. Gallen, Degree: Executive MBA HSG (February 2008 - August 2009)

> Head of Department Marketing/Sales-Business-Support Systems, Swisscom (Schweiz) AG, Zürich (since March 2009)

 

Szita, Nicolas, Prof. Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 2000

First position after leaving ETH:

> Postdoctoral Research Associate (BioMEMS), MIT, US

> Professor at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

> Senior Lecturer at the University College London

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Chen, Thomas, Prof. Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation in mechanics finished: 1999

Career after leaving the Center of Mechanics:

> Second dissertation in the field of mathematical physics, supervisor: Prof. Fröhlich (2001)

> Assistant Professor / Courant Instructor at the Courant Institute, New York University, US (since 2001, for three years)

> Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University (beginning in September 2004)

 

Schiltges, Gilbert, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 1999

Information about his research at ETH

E-mail: gilbert.schiltges@disetronic.ch

Career after leaving ETH:

> LEGO R&D, project leader (Oct. 1998 - May 1999)

> ETH, assistant (June 1999 - Sept. 1999)

> Disetronic Medical Systems, Burgdorf (since Oct. 1999)

> Manager R&D Innovation (since April 2002)

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Greitmann, Georg, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Buser

Dissertation finished: 1998

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Anderegg, Roland, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1997

 

Hochuli, Andreas, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1997

Career after leaving ETH:

> Simulation engineer, Garaventa AG (1998-2000)

> Project manager, Bänziger + Köppel + Partner (2000-2002)

> Project manager, Basler & Hofmann AG (since mid 2002)

 

Linder, Christian, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1997

 

Mazza, Edoardo, Prof. Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 1997

Current address

Current position: professor at ETH

 

Schulz, Marcus, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1997

 

Walker, William, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 1997

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Isay, Michael Peter, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1996

E-mail: michael.isay@alumni.ethz.ch

Career at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Research and Development Center, Weissach, Germany

> Body Structure Engineering (1996-1998)

> Assistant of the Director Body Engineering (1998-2000)

> Manager Body Engineering Integration (since 2000)

 

Kosza, Peter, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1996

 

Vollmann, Jacqueline, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Dual

Dissertation finished: 1996

> Senior scientist and lecturer at IMES

> We are sad that Dr. Jacqueline Vollmann died on July 16, 2008.

 

Wendel, Renatus, Dr.

Doktorvater: Prof. Dual

Abschluss der Dissertation: 1996

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Nordstrom, Richard, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1995

E-mail: nordstrom@aendt.com, nordsr@cecs.pdx.edu

First position after leaving the ETH:

> Director of AE Technology, Vallen-Systeme GmbH, Munich, Germany (from 1996-1999)

Current positions:

> Research Faculty, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA

> Self employed as an AE consultant (Richard Nordstrom Consulting)

 

Pellegrini, Olivier, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1995

 

Staudenmann, Markus, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1995

 

Vohla, Gerhard, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1995

 

Zhao, Manyang, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1995

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Melliger, Oskar, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1994

 

Meyer, Myriam, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1994

 

Winker, Alexander, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1994

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Bach, Daniel, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1993

 

Devaquet, Georges, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1993

 

Ringenbach, Alex, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1993

 

Spirig, Titus, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1993

 

Wisniewski, Grzegorz, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1993

Career after leaving ETH:

> 1997-2006 ABB and Alstom Power in Elblag/Poland, turbine mechanical integrity specialist and R&D manager

> since 2007 engineering director at DES ART Sp. z o.o. in Gdynia/Poland (www.desart.com.pl)

> since 2007 lecturer at TU Gdansk/Poland, Introduction to the Finite Element Simulation at post-diploma study for engineers

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Meier, Jürg Andreas, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1992

 

Moor, Ernst, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1992

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Motavalli, Masoud, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1991

 

Veidt, Martin, Prof. Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1991

Web: http://www.mech.uq.edu.au/~martin/

Career after leaving ETH:

> Scholarship of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1991-1992)

> Project Leader, EMPA (1993-1995)

> Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

> Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

 

Sofer, Miguel, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1991

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Haas, Roland, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1990

E-mail: roland.haas@alumni.ethz.ch

Web: www.projektconsulting.ch

> Business consultant at Helbling Management Consulting (1991-2002)

> Self employed business consultant and owner of Haas ProjektConsulting (2002-)

> Responsible for focus projects at ASL (Prof. R. Siegwart) at ETHZ (2003-)

 

 

Kling, Jochen, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1990

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Heiduschke, Klaus, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1989

 

Lu, Ming-Wan, Prof. Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1989

 

Messmer, Stefan, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1989

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Dual, Jürg, Prof. Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1988

Current address

Current position: professor at ETH

 

Treib, Thomas, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Wehrli

Dissertation finished: 1988

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Dietzsch, Claudius, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Wehrli

Dissertation finished: 1987

 

 

 

 

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Kaufmann, Stephan, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1985

Current address

Current position: lecturer at ETH

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Bleuler, Hannes, Prof. Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Schweitzer

Dissertation finished: 1984

Current position: Professor at EPFL

 

Kessler, Erwin, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1984

 

Kreis, Andreas, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1984

 

Obernhuber, Pius, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1984

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Koller, Martin, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1983

E-mail: martin.koller@resonance.ch

First position after leaving ETH:

> Responsible for applied mechanics at GSS Ingenieure AG, Zurich

Foundation of company in 1991:

> RÉSONANCE Ingénieurs-Conseils SA, Geneva

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Pleus, Peter, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1982

 

Schindler, Hans Jakob, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1982

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Deger, Yasar, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Sayir

Dissertation finished: 1981

First position after leaving ETH:

> Development engineer at ILR (consulting engineers for aeronautics and astronautics), Zurich

Positions and activities:

> Expert / leading engineer at the mechanics department of Sulzer Innotec (SULZER Markets & Technology Ltd, Winterthur)

> Lecturer at HSR (Hochschule für Technik, Rapperswil)

> FE courses for engineers at HSR (Rapperswil) and TAE (Sarnen)

 

Weber, René, Dr.

Supervisor: Prof. Brauchli

Dissertation finished: 1981

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