About us
Student Projects
Tissue Aspiration
Torsional Resonator
Membrane Inflation
Biaxial Testing
Inverse Problem
Histology / Microscopy
Projects: Dr. R. Hopf
Projects: M. Pensalfini
Projects: K. Bircher
Projects: M. Reyes
Projects: A. Stracuzzi
Projects: F. Filotto
Projects: S. Domaschke
Projects: B. Müller
Projects: A. Wahlsten
Projects: V. Marina
Projects: D. Sachs


Publications of the Experimental Continuum Mechanics group (Prof. E. Mazza)

PhD theses

[19t] Manuel Zündel, „Mechanical Interactions of Cells with Soft Synthetic Substrates: A Computational Analysis”, ETH Diss. Nr. 25061

[18t] Laura Bernardi, „Hyperelastic Hybrid Membrane for Biomimetic Blood Propulsion”, ETH Diss. Nr. 24703

[17t] Raoul Hopf, „Modeling of Highly Deformable Structures and Materials for Biomedical Applications”, ETH Diss. Nr. 23569

[16t] Manfred M. Maurer, „Biomechanical Investigation of the Female Pelvic Region”, ETH Diss. Nr. 22955

[15t] Nikolaos Karathanasopoulos, „On the Analysis, Simulation and Structural Design of Helical Constructions”, ETH Diss. Nr. 22866

[14t] Arabella Mauri, „Multiscale Mechanical Behavior of Fetal Membranes”, ETH Diss. Nr. 22791

[13t] Johannes Weickenmeier, „Investigation of the Mechanical Behavior of Facial Soft Tissues”, ETH Diss. Nr. 22522

[12t] Sabrina Badir, „Towards a diagnostic device - mechanical characterization of the uterine cervix in pregnancy”, ETH Diss. Nr. 22418

[11t] Michela Perrini, „Preterm rupture of fetal membranes: mechanical characterization and repair strategies”, ETH Diss. Nr. 22429

[10t] Wilfried Bürzle, „Mechanical characterization and modeling of human fetal membrane tissue”, ETH Diss. Nr. 21784

[9t] Marc Farine, „Instrumented Indentation of Soft Materials & Biological Tissues”, ETH Diss. Nr. 21567

[8t] Barbara Roehrnbauer, „Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of Prosthetic Meshes”, ETH Diss. Nr. 20890

[7t] Arne Schmidt, „Modeling dielectric elastomers“, ETH Diss. Nr. 19873

[6t] Giuseppe Barbarino, „Modeling the mechanical behavior of the face”, ETH Diss. Nr. 19551

[5t] Marc Hollenstein, „Mechanics of the Human Liver: Experiments and Modeling”, ETH Diss. Nr. 19587

[4t] Jörg Helfenstein, „Continuum Mechanical Investigations of the Intervertebral Disc”, ETH Diss. Nr. 19545

[3t] Michael Wissler, „Modeling Dielectric Elatomer Actuators“, ETH Diss. Nr. 17142

[2t] Alessandro Nava, „In vivo characterization of the mechanical response of soft human tissue”, ETH Diss. Nr. 17060

[1t] Davide Valtorta, „Dynamic Torsion Test for the Mechanical Characterization of Soft Biological Tissue”, ETH Diss. Nr. 17028



Peer reviewed papers


[119p] Elrod J., Müller B., Mohr C., Meuli M., Mazza E., Schiestl C., 2019, An effective procedure for skin stiffness measurement to improve Paediatric Burn Care, Burns
DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2019.02.004

[118p] Wahlsten A., Pensalfini M., Stracuzzi A., Restivo G., Hopf R., Mazza E., 2019, On the compressibility and poroelasticity of human and murine skin, Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology, 1-15
DOI: 10.1007/s10237-019-01129-1

[117p] Bircher K., Zündel M., Pensalfini M., Ehret A. E., Mazza E., 2019, Tear resistance of soft collagenous tissues, Nature communications 10 (1), 792
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08723-y


[116p] Rubin M. B., Ehret A. E., 2018, Invariants for rari- and multi-constant theories with generalization to anisotropy in biological tissues, Journal of Elasticity, 133, 119-127
DOI: 10.1007/s10659-018-9674-5

[115p] Morel A., Domaschke S.,Urundolil Kumaran V., Alexeev D., Sadeghpour A., Ramakrishna S.N., Ferguson S.J., Rossi R.M. , Mazza E. , Ehret A.E. , Fortunato G. F, 2018, Correlating diameter, mechanical and structural properties of poly(l-lactide) fibres from needleless electrospinning, Acta Biomaterialia, 81, 169-183
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.09.055

[114p] Domaschke S., Zündel M., Mazza E., Ehret AE., 2018, A 3D computational model of electrospun networks and its application to inform a reduced modelling approach, International Journal of Solids and Structures, in press
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.08.030

[113p] Lintas V., Fioretta ES., Motta SE., Dijkman PE., Pensalfini M., Mazza E., Caliskan E., Rodriguez H., Lipiski M., Sauer M., Cesarovic N., Hoerstrup SP., Emmert MY., 2018, Development of a Novel Human Cell-Derived Tissue-Engineered Heart Valve for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: an In Vitro and In Vivo Feasibility Study, J Cardiovasc Transl Res, in press
DOI: 10.1007/s12265-018-9821-1

[112p] Hympánová L., Rynkevic R, Román S., da Cunha MG., Mazza E., Zündel M., Urbánková I., Gallego MR., Vange J., Callewaert G., Chapple C., 2018, Assessment of Electrospun and Ultra-lightweight Polypropylene Meshes in the Sheep Model for Vaginal Surgery, European urology focus, in press
DOI: 10.1016/j.euf.2018.07.024

[111p] Loosli C., Moy L., Kress G., Mazza E., Ermanni P., 2018, Corrugated diaphragm shape design study for hemocompatible pulsatile ventricular assist devices, Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, 21(5), 399-407
DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2018.1434623

[110p] Bernardi L., Giampietro C., Marina V., Genta M., Mazza E. and Ferrari A., 2018, Adaptive reorientation of endothelial collectives in response to strain, Integr. Biol., 10(9), 527-538
DOI: 10.1039/C8IB00092A

[109p] Zündel M., Ehret A.E., Mazza E., 2018, The Multiscale Stiffness of Electrospun Substrates and Aspects of their Mechanical Biocompatibility, Acta Biomaterialia, in press
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.11.012

[108p] Stracuzzi A., Mazza E., Ehret A.E., 2018, Chemomechanical models for soft tissues based on the reconciliation of porous media and swelling polymer theories, Z Angew Math Mech, 1-20
DOI: 10.1002/zamm.201700344

[107p] Müller B., Elrod J., Pensalfini M., Hopf R., Distler O., Schiestl C., Mazza E., 2018, A novel ultra-light suction device for mechanical characterization of skin, PLOS ONE, 13(8): e0201440.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201440

[106p] Cantarella G., Costanza V., Ferrero A., Hopf R., Vogt C., Varga M., Petti L., Münzenrieder N., Büthe L., Salvatore G., Claville A., Bonanomi L., Daus A., Knobelspies S., Daraio C., Tröster G., 2018, Design of Engineered Elastomeric Substrate for Stretchable Active Devices and Sensors, Advanced Functional Materials, 1705132
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201705132

[105p] Pensalfini M., Meneghello S., Lintas V., Bircher K., Ehret A. E., Mazza E., 2017, The suture retention test, revisited and revised, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 77, 711-717
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.08.021

[104p] Bernardi L., Ehret A. E., Mazza E., 2017, The effect of clamping conditions on tearing energy estimation for highly stretchable materials, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 188, 300-308
DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2017.08.035

[103p] Pensalfini M., Weickenmeier J., Rominger M., Santoprete R., Distler O., Mazza E., 2017, Location-specific mechanical response and morphology of facial soft tissues, Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials , 78, 108-115
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.10.021

[102p] Pensalfini M., Haertel E., Hopf R., Wietecha M., Werner S., Mazza E., 2017, The mechanical fingerprint of murine excisional wounds, Acta Biomaterialia, 65, 226-236
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.10.021



[101p] Ehret A.E., Bircher K., Stracuzzi A., Marina V., Zündel M., Mazza E., 2017, Inverse poroelasticity as a fundamental mechanism in biomechanics and mechanobiology, Nature Communications, 8, 1002
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00801-3

[100p] Röhrnbauer B., Betschart C., Perucchini D., Bajka M., Fink D., Maake C., Mazza E., Scheiner D.A., 2017, Measuring tissue displacement of the anterior vaginal wall using the novel aspiration technique in vivo, Scientific Reports, 7, 16141
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-16083-0

[99p] Weickenmeier J., Jabareen M., Le Révérend B.J.D., Ramaioli M., Mazza E., 2017, Experimental and numerical characterization of the mechanical masseter muscle response during biting, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 139(12), 121007
DOI: 10.1115/1.4037592

[98p] Cantarella G., Vogt C., Hopf R., Münzenrieder N., Andrianakis P., Petti L., Daus A., Knobelspies S., Büthe L., Tröster G., Salvatore G.A., 2017, Buckled Thin-Film Transistors and Circuits on Soft Elastomers for Stretchable Electronics, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(34), 28750-28757
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b08153

[97p] Zündel M., Mazza E., Ehret A.E., 2017, A 2.5D approach to the mechanics of electrospun fibre mats, Soft Matter, 13, 6407-6421
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01241A

[96p] Salvatore G.A., Sülzle J., Dalla Valle F., Cantarella G., Robotti F., Jokic P., Knobelspies S., Daus A., Büthe L., Petti L., Kirchgessner N., Hopf R., Magno M., Tröster G., 2017, Biodegradable and Highly Deformable Temperature Sensors for the Internet of Things, Advanced Functional Materials, 27, 35
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201702390

[95p] Bircher K., Ehret A.E., Mazza E., 2017, Microstructure based prediction of the deformation behavior of soft collagenous membranes, Soft Matter, 13, 5107-5116
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00101K

[94p] Hympanova L., da Cunha M.G.M.C.M., Rynkevic R., Zündel M., Gallego M.R., Vange J., Callewaert G., Urbankova I., Van der Aa F., Mazza E., Deprest J., 2017, Physiologic musculofascial compliance following reinforcement with electrospun polycaprolactone-ureidopyrimidinone mesh in a rat model, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 74, 349-357
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.06.032

[93p] Schmid Daners M., Kaufmann F., Amacher R., Ochsner G., Wilhelm M.J., Ferrari A., Mazza E. Poulikakos D., Meboldt M., Falk V., 2017, Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Challenges Toward Sustaining Long-Term Patient Care, Ann Biomed Eng , 1-16
DOI: 10.1007/s10439-017-1858-9

[92p] Zündel M., Ehret A.E., Mazza E., 2017, Factors influencing the determination of cell traction forces, PLOS ONE, 12(2):e0172927
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172927

[91p] Bernardi L., Hopf R., Sibilio D., Ferrari A., Ehret A.E., Mazza E., 2017, On the cyclic deformation behavior, fracture properties and cytotoxicity of silicone-based elastomers for biomedical applications , Polymer Testing, 60, 117-123
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2017.03.018

[90p] Hopf R., Gessat M., Russ Ch., Sündermann S.H., Falk V., Mazza E, 2017, Finite Element Stent Modeling for the Post-Operative Analysis of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation , Journal of Medical Devices, 11(2)
DOI: 10.1115/1.4036334

[89p] Hopf R., Sündermann S.H., Born S., Ruiz C.E., Van Mieghem N.M., de Jaegere P.P., Maisano F., Falk V., Mazza E., 2017, Postoperative Analysis of the Mechanical Interaction Between Stent and Host Tissue in Patients after TAVI, Journal of Biomechanics, 53, 15-21
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.12.038

[88p] Bernardi L., Hopf R., Ferrari A., Ehret A.E., Mazza E., 2017, On the large strain deformation behavior of silicone-based elastomers for biomedical applications, Polymer Testing, 58, p. 189-198
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2016.12.029


[87p] Bergert M., Lendenmann T., Zündel M., Ehret A.E., Panozzo D., Richner P., Kim D.K., Kress S.J.P., Norris D.J., Sorkine-Hornung O., Mazza E., Poulikakos D., Ferrari A., 2016, Confocal reference free traction force microscopy, Nature Communications, 7, 12814
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12814

[86p] Bachmann B.J., Bernardi L., Loosli C., Marschewski J., Perrini M., Ehrbar M., Ermanni P., Poulikakos D., Ferrari A., Mazza E., 2016, A Novel Bioreactor System for the Assessment of Endothelialization on Deformable Surfaces, Scientific Reports, 6, 38861
DOI: :10.1038/srep38861

[85p] Pensalfini M., Ehret A.E., Stüdeli S., Marino D., Kaech A., Reichmann E., Mazza E., 2016, Factors Affecting the Mechanical Behavior of Collagen Hydrogels for Skin Tissue Engineering, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 69, 85-97
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.12.004

[84p] Kesti M., Fisch P., Pensalfini M., Mazza E., Zenobi-Wong M., 2016, Guidelines for standardization of bioprinting: a systematic study of process parameters and their effect on bioprinted structures, BioNanoMaterials, 17, 193-204
DOI: 10.1515/bnm-2016-0004

[83p] Stracuzzi A., Ehret A.E., 2016, Bi-phasic theory vs. volumetric viscoelasticity for modelling the behaviour of thin collagenous membranes, PAMM, 16, 107-108
DOI: 10.1002/pamm.201610042

[82p] Rubin M.B., Ehret A.E., 2016, An Invariant-Based Ogden-Type Model for Incompressible Isotropic Hyperelastic Materials, Journal of Elasticity, 125, 63-71
DOI: 10.1007/s10659-016-9570-9

[81p] Böl M., Leichsenring K., Ernst M., Ehret A.E., 2016, Long-term mechanical behaviour of skeletal muscle tissue in semi-confined compression experiments, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 63, 115-124
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.06.012

[80p] Bircher K., Ehret A.E., Mazza E., 2016, Mechanical Characteristics of Bovine Glisson's Capsule as a Model Tissue for Soft Collagenous Membranes, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 138, 081005-081016-11
DOI: 10.1115/1.4033917

[79p] Badir S., Mazza E., Bajka M., 2016, Objective Assessment of Cervical Stiffness after Administration of Misoprostol for Intrauterine Contraceptive Insertion, Ultrasound International Open, 2: E63-E67
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-106393

[78p] Fruscalzo A., Mazza E., Feltovich H., Schmit, R., 2016, Cervical elastography during pregnancy: a critical review of current approaches with a focus on controversies and limitations, Journal of Medical Ultrasonics, S.1-12
DOI: 10.1007/s10396-016-0723-z

[77p] Hopf R., Bernardi L., Menze J., Zündel M., Mazza E., Ehret A.E., 2016, Experimental and theoretical analyses of the age-dependent large-strain behavior of Sylgard 184 (10:1) silicone elastomer, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Material, 60, 425-437
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.02.022



[76p] Weickenmeier J., Jabareen M., Mazza E., 2015, Suction based mechanical characterization of superficial facial soft tissues, Journal of Biomechanics, 48, 4279-4286
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.10.039

[75p] Karathanasopoulos N., Kress G., 2015, Two dimensional modeling of helical structures, an application to simple strands, Computers & Structures
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruc.2015.08.016

[74p] Mauri A., Hopf R., Ehret A.E., Picu C.R., Mazza, E., 2015, A discrete model to represent the deformation behavior uf human amnion, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 58, 45-56
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.11.009

[73p] Mauri A., Ehret A.E., De Focatiis D.S.A., Mazza, E., 2015, A model for the compressible, viscoelastic behavior of human amnion addressing tissue variability through a single parameter, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mehcanobiology, S.1-13
DOI: 10.1007/s10237-015-0739-0

[72p] Bajka M., Badir S., 2015, Fundus Thickness Assessment by 3D Transvaginal Ultrasound Allows Metrics-Based Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Uterine Anomalies, Ultraschall in der Medizin (Stuttgart, Germany: 1980)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1399701

[71p] Myers K.M., Feltovitch H., Mazza E., Vink J., Bajka M., Wapner R.J., Hall T.J., House M., 2015, The mechanical role of the cervix in pregnancy, Journal of Biomechanics, 48, 1511-1523
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.065

[70p] Maurer M.M., Röhrnbauer B., Feola A., Deprest J., Mazza E., 2015, Prosthetic Meshes for Repair of Hernia and Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Comparison of Biomechanical Properties, Materials, 8, 2794-2808
DOI: 10.3390/ma8052794

[69p] Mazza E., Ehret, A.E., 2015, Mechanical biocompatibility of highly deformable biomedical materials, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 48, 100-124
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.03.023

[68p] Perrini M., Mauri A., Ehret A.E., Ochsenbein-Kölble N., Zimmerman R., Ehrbar M., Mazza E., 2015, Mechanical and microstructural investigation of the cyclic behavior of human amnion, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 137, 061010-061010-10
DOI: 10.1115/1.4030054

[67p] Karathanasopoulos N., Kress G., 2015, Mechanical response of a helical body to axial, torsional and radial strain, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 94-95, 260-265
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2015.02.022

[66p] Mauri A., Ehret A.E., Perrini M., Maake C., Ochsenbein-Kölble N., Ehrbar M., Oyen M.L., Mazza E., 2015, Deformation mechanisms of human amnion: Quantitative studies based on second harmonic generation microscopy, Journal of Biomechanics, 48, 1606-1613
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.01.045

[65p] Maurer M.M., Badir S., Pensalfini M., Bajka M., Abitabile P., Zimmermann R., Mazza E., 2015, Challenging the in-vivo assessment of biomechanical properties of the uterine cervix: A critical analysis of ultrasound based quasi-static procedures, Journal of Biomechanics, 48, 1541-1548
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.038

[64p] Böl M., Ehret A.E., Leichsenring K., Ernst M., 2015, Tissue-scale anisotropy and compressibility of tendon in semi-confined compression tests, Journal of Biomechanics, 48, 1092-1098
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.01.024

[63p] Ehret, A.E., 2015, On a molecular statistical basis for Ogden's model of rubber elasticity, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 78, 249–268
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2015.02.006

[62p] Mauri A., Perrini M., Ehret A.E., De Focatiis D.S.A., Mazza E., 2015, Time-dependent mechanical behavior of human amnion: Macroscopic and microscopic characterization, Acta Biomaterialia, 11, 314-323
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.09.012



[61p] Bolea Albero A., Ehret A.E., Böl M., 2014, A new approach to the simulation of microbial biofilms by a theory of fluid-like pressure-restricted finite growth, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 272, 271-289
DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2014.01.001

[60p] Böl M., Ehret A.E., Leichsenring K., Weichert C., Kruse R., 2014, On the anisotropy of skeletal muscle tissue under compression, Acta Biomaterialia, 10, 3225-3234
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.03.003

[59p] Karathanasopoulos N., Kress G., 2014, A Planar Finite Element Model for Axial Strain of Helical Structures, Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Paper 202
DOI: 10.4203/ccp.106.202

[58p] Weickenmeier J., Wu R., Lecomte-Grosbras P., Witz J.-F., Brieu M., Winklhofer S., Andreisek G., Mazza E., 2014, Experimental Characterization and Simulation of Layer Interaction in Facial Soft Tissues, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8789, 233-241
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12057-7_27

[57p] Bürzle W., Mazza E., Moore J.J., 2014, About Puncture Testing Applied for Mechanical Characterization of Fetal Membranes, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 136
DOI: 10.1115/1.4028446

[56p] Maurer M.M., Röhrnbauer B., Feola A., Deprest J., Mazza E., 2014, Mechanical Biocompatibility of Prosthetic Meshes: A Comprehensive Protocol for Mechanical Characterization, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 40, 42-58
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.08.005

[55p] Weickenmeier J., Jabareen M., 2014, Elastic–viscoplastic modeling of soft biological tissues using a mixed finite element formulation based on the relative deformation gradient, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 30, 1238-1262
DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2654

[54p] Ozog Y., Deprest J., Haest K., Claus F., De Ridder D., Mazza E., 2014, Calculation of membrane tension in selected sections of the pelvic floor, International Urogynecology Journal, 35, 499-506
DOI: 10.1007/s00192-013-2253-1

[53p] Mazza E., Parra-Saavedra M., Bajka M., Gratacos E., Nicolaides K., Deprest J., 2014, In vivo assessment of the biomechanical properties of the uterine cervix in pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis, 34, 33-41
DOI: 10.1002/pd.4260

[52p] Weickenmeier J., Itskov M., Mazza E., Jabareen M., 2014, A physically motivated constitutive model for 3D numerical simulation of skeletal muscles, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 30, 545-562
DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2618

[51p] Röhrnbauer B., Kress G., Mazza E., 2014, A physically based structural model for a textile prosthetic mesh, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51, 633-646
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.10.030

[50p] Röhrnbauer B., Mazza E., 2014, Uniaxial and biaxial mechanical characterization of a prosthetic mesh at different length scales, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 29, 7-19
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.07.021



[49p] Hollenstein M., Bugnard G., Joos R., Kropf S., Villiger P., Mazza E., 2013, Towards laparoscopic tissue aspiration, Medical Image Analysis, 17, 1037-1045
DOI: 10.1016/j.media.2013.06.001

[48p] Schmidt A., Bergamini A.E., Kovacs G., Mazza E., 2013, Experimental characterization and modeling of circular actuators made of interpenetrating polymer network-reinforced acrylic elastomer, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 24, 1257-1265
DOI: 10.1177/1045389X12473374

[47p] Gessat M., Hopf R., Pollok T., Russ C., Frauenfelder T., Sündermann S., Hirsch S., Mazza E., Szekely G., Falk V., Image-Based Mechanical Analysis of Stent Deformation. Concept and Exemplary Implementation for TAVI Stents, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 61, 4-15
DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2013.2273496

[46p] Kivelio A., Dekoninck P., Perrini M., Brubaker C.E., Messersmith P.B., Mazza M., Deprest J., Zimmermann R., Ehrbar M., Ochsenbein-Koelble N., 2013, Mussel mimetic tissue adhesive for fetal membrane repair: initial in vivo investigation in rabbits, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 171, 240-245
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.09.003

[45p] Mauri A., Perrini M., Mateos J.M., Maake C., Ochsenbein-Koelble N., Zimmermann R., Ehrbar M., Mazza E., 2013, Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy of Fetal Membranes under Deformation: Normal and Altered Morphology, Placenta, 34, 1020-1026
DOI: 10.1016/j.placenta.2013.09.002

[44p] Röhrnbauer B., Ozog Y., Egger J., Werbrouck E., Deprest J., Mazza E., 2013, Combined biaxial and uniaxial mechanical characterization of prosthetic meshes in a rabbit model, Journal of Biomechanics, 46, 1626-1632
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.04.015

[43p] Buerzle W., Mazza E., 2013, On the deformation behavior of human amnion, Journal of Biomechanics, 46, 1777-1783
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.05.018

[42p] Badir S., Mazza E., Zimmermann R., Bajka M., 2013, Cervical softening occurs early in pregnancy: characterization of cervical stiffness in 100 healthy pregnant women using the aspiration technique, Prenatal Diagnosis, 33, 737-741
DOI: 10.1002/pd.4116

[41p] Röhrnbauer B., Mazza E., 2013, A non-biological model system to simulate the in vivo mechanical behavior of prosthetic meshes, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 20, 305-315
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.01.029

[40p] Mauri A., Zeisberger S.M., Hoerstrup S.P., Mazza E., 2013, Analysis of the uniaxial and multiaxial mechanical response of a tissue-engineered vascular graft, Tissue Engineering, 19, 583-592
DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2012.0075

[39p] Badir S., Bajka M., Mazza E., 2013, A Novel Procedure for the Mechanical Characterization of the Uterine Cervix during Pregnancy, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 27, 143-153
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.11.020

[38p] Perrini M., Buerzle W., Haller C., Ochsenbein-Koelble N., Deprest J., Zimmermann R., Mazza E., Ehrbar M., 2013, Contractions, a risk for premature rupture of fetal membranes: a new protocol with cyclic biaxial tension, Medical Engineering & Physics, 35, 846-851
DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2012.08.014

[37p] Buerzle W., Haller C. M., Jabareen M, Egger J., Mallik A. S., Ochsenbein-Koelble N., Ehrbar M., Mazza E., 2013, Multiaxial mechanical behavior of human fetal membranes and its relationship to microstructure, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 12, 747-762
DOI: 10.1007/s10237-012-0438-z



[36p] Hopf R., Gessat M., Falk V., Mazza E., 2012, Reconstruction of Stent Induced Loading Forces on the Aortic Valve Complex, proceedings 1st MICCAI Workshop on Computer Assisted Stenting, MICCAI 2012, pdf

[35p] Haller C., Buerzle W., Kivelio A., Perrini M., Brubacker C. E., Gubeli R. J., Mallik A. S., Weber W., Messersmith P. B., Mazza E., Ochsenbein-Koelble N., Zimmermann R., Ehrbar M., 2012, Mussel-mimetic tissue adhesive for fetal membrane repair: An ex vivo evaluation, Acta Biomaterialia, 8, 4365-4370
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2012.07.047

[34p] Ozog, Y., Mazza, E., De Ridder, D., Deprest J., 2012, Biomechanical effects of polyglecaprone fibers in a polypropylene mesh after abdominal and rectovaginal implantation in a rabbit, International Urogynecology Journal, 23, 1397-1402
DOI: 10.1007/s00192-012-1739-6

[33p] Hollenstein M., Mazza E., 2012, Mechanical Characterization of the Human Liver, Eds: Holzapfel G., Kuhl E., Computer Models in Biomechanics: From Nano to Macro, Springer
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5464-5_26

[32p] Weber B., Emmert M. Y., Behr L., Schoenauer R., Brokopp C., Drogemuller C., Modregger P., Stampanoni M., Vats D., Rudin M., Buerzle W., Farine M., Mazza E., Frauenfelder T., Zannettino A. C., Zund G., Kretschmar O., Falk V., Hoerstrup S. P., 2012, Prenatally engineered autologous amniotic fluid stem cell-based heart valves in the fetal circulation, Biomaterials, 33, 4031-4043
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.11.087

[31p] Schmidt A., Rothemund P., Mazza E., 2012, Multiaxial deformation and failure of acrylic elastomer membranes, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 174, 133-138
DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2011.12.004

[30p] Di Lillo L., Schmidt A., Carnelli D. A., Ermanni P., Kovacs G., Mazza E., Bergamini A., 2012, Measurement of insulating and dielectric properties of acrylic elastomer membranes at high electric fields, Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 024904-1-8
DOI: 10.1063/1.3676201



[29p] Schmidt A., Bergamini A., Kovacs G., Mazza E., 2011, Multiaxial Mechanical Characterization of Interpenetrating Polymer Network Reinforced Acrylic Elastomer, Experimental Mechanics, 51, 1421-1433
DOI: 10.1007/s11340-010-9462-z

[28p] Weber B., Schoenauer R., Papadopulos F., Modregger P., Peter S., Stampanoni M., Mauri A., Mazza E., Gorelik J., Agarkova I., Frese L., Breymann C., Kretschmar O., Hoerstrup S. P., 2011, Engineering of living autologous human umbilical cord cell-based septal occluder membranes using composite PGA-P4HB matrices, Biomaterials, 32, 9630-9641
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.07.070

[27p] Barbarino G., Jabareen M., Mazza E., 2011, Experimental and numerical study on the mechanical behavior of the superficial layers of the face, Skin Research and Technology, 17, 4, 434-444
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0846.2011.00515.x

[26p] Hollenstein M., Ehret A. E., Itskov M., Mazza E., 2011, A novel experimental procedure based on pure shear testing of dermatome-cut samples applied to porcine skin. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 10, 5, 651-661
DOI: 10.1007/s10237-010-0263-1

[25p] Ozog Y., Konstantinovic M. L., Werbrouck E., De Ridder D., Mazza E., Deprest J., 2011, Persistence of polypropylene mesh anisotropy after implantation: an experimental study, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 118, 10, 1180-1185
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.03018.x

[24p] Ehret A. E., Hollenstein M., Mazza E., Itskov M., 2011, Porcine dermis in uniaxial cyclic loading: sample preparation, experimental results and modeling, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 6, 1125-1136
DOI: 10.2140/jomms.2011.6.1125

[23p] Haller C. M., Buerzle W., Brubaker C. E., Messersmith P. B., Mazza E., Ochsenbein-Koelble N., Zimmermann R., Ehrbar M., 2011, Mussel-mimetic tissue adhesive for fetal membrane repair: a standardized ex vivo evaluation using elastomeric membranes, Prenatal Diagnosis, 31, 654-660
DOI: 10.1002/pd.2712



[22p] Ozog Y., Konstantinovic M. L., De Ridder D., Mazza E., Deprest J., 2010, Weight of Polypropylene Mesh is not the only Property Defining in Vivo Mesh Biomechanics, Neurourology and Urodynamics, 29, 875-876
DOI: 10.1002/nau.20973

[21p] Helfenstein J., Jabareen M., Mazza E., Govindjee S., 2010, On non-physical response in models for fiber-reinforced hyperelastic materials, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47, 2056-2061
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2010.04.005



[20p] Barbarino G., Jabareen M., Trzewik J., Nkengne A., Stamatas G., Mazza E., 2009, Development and validation of a three dimensional finite element model of the face, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131, 041006-1
DOI: 10.1115/1.3049857

[19p] Bauer M., Mazza E., Jabareen M., Sultan L., Bajka M., Lang U., Zimmermann R., Holzapfel G. A., 2009, Assessment of the in vivo biomechanical properties of the human uterine cervix in pregnancy using the aspiration test, European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 144, 1, 77-81
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.02.025

[18p] Jabareen M., Mallik A. S., Bilic G., Zisch A. H., Mazza E., 2009, Relation between mechanical properties and microstructure of human fetal membranes: an attempt towards a quantitative analysis, European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 144, 1, 134-141
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.02.032



[17p] Nava A., Mazza E., Furrer M., Villiger P., Reinhart W. H., 2008, In vivo mechanical characterization of human liver, Medical Image Analysis, 12, 203-216
DOI: 10.1016/j.media.2007.10.001

[16p] Mazza E., Grau P., Hollenstein M., Bajka M., 2008, Constitutive modeling of human liver based on in vivo measurements, MICCAI 2008, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences, 5242, 726-733
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85990-1_87

[15p] Barbarino G., Jabareen M., Trzewik J., Mazza E., 2008, Physically based finite element model of the face, ISBMS 2008, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences, 5104, 1-10
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-70521-5_1



[14p] Mazza E., Nava A., Hahnloser D., Jochum W., Bajka M., 2007, The mechanical response of human liver and its relation to histology: An in vivo study, Medical Image Analysis, 11, 663-672
DOI: 10.1016/j.media.2007.06.010

[13p] Mazza E., Papes O., Rubin M. B., Bodner S. R., Binur N. S., 2007, Simulation of the Aging Face, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 129, 4, 619-623
DOI: 10.1115/1.2746388

[12p] Bauer M., Mazza E., Nava A., Zeck W., Eder M., Bajka M., Cacho F., Lang U., Holzapfel G. A., 2007, In Vivo Characterization of the Mechanics of Human Uterine Cervices, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 1101, Reproductive Biomechanics, 186-202
DOI: 10.1196/annals.1389.004



[11p] Mazza E., Nava A., Bauer M., Winter R., Bajka M., Holzapfel G. A., 2006, Mechanical properties of the human uterine cervix: an in vivo study, Medical Image Analysis, 10, 125-136
DOI: 10.1016/j.media.2005.06.001

[10p] Valtorta D., Mazza E., 2006, Measurement of Rheological Properties of Soft Biological Tissue with a Novel Torsional Resonator Device, Rheologica Acta, 45 (5), 677-692
DOI: 10.1007/s00397-005-0026-6

[9p] Hollenstein M., Nava A., Valtorta D., Snedeker J. G., Mazza E., 2006, Mechanical Characterization of the Liver Capsule and Parenchyma, ISBMS 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4072, 150-158
DOI: 10.1007/11790273_17



[8p] Mazza E., Papes O., Rubin M., Bodner S., Binur N. S., 2005, Nonlinear elastic-viscoplastic constitutive equations for aging facial tissues, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 4, 2-3, 178-189
DOI: 10.1007/s10237-005-0074-y

[7p] Valtorta D., Lefevre J., Mazza E., 2005, A new method for measuring damping in flexural vibration of thin fibers, Experimental Mechanics, 45(5), 433-439.
DOI: 10.1177/0014485105056900

[6p] Valtorta D., Mazza E., 2005, Dynamic Measurements of Soft Tissue Viscoelastic Properties with a Torsional Resonator Device, Medical Image Analysis, 9(5), 481-490. Awarded the MICCAI 2004 student prize
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-30136-3_36

[5p] Rubin M. B., Mazza E., 2005, Analysis of an Elastic Ring Tourniquet (ERT) using the theory of a Cosserat Curve and finite elements, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 42, 3411-3437
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2004.10.034



[4p] Nava A., Mazza E., Kleinermann F., Avis N. J., McClure J., Bajka M., 2004, Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties of Human Liver and Kidney through Aspiration Experiments, Technology and Health Care, 12(3), 269-280

[3p] Weiss S., Bajka M., Nava A., Mazza E., Niederer P., 2004, Finite Element Model for the Simulation of Hydrometra, Technology and Health Care, 12(3), 259-267

[2p] Nava A., Mazza E., Häfner O., Bajka M., 2004, Experimental Observation and Modelling of Preconditioning in Soft Biological Tissues, MICCAI 2004, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3078, 1-8
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-25968-8_1



[1p] Nava A., Mazza E., Kleinermann F., Avis N. J., McClure J., 2003, Determination of the Mechanical Properties of Soft Human Tissues through Aspiration Experiments, MICCAI 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2878, 222-229
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-39899-8_28

09/05/18 | Francesco Filotto | ZfM | ETH