Markus Geith

Markus Geith

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Stremayrgasse 16/2
8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: 0316-873-35514
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Fax: 0316-873-35502
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10/11 – 7/13: M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
10/07 – 7/11: B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Professional Appointments

Since 8/18: Research assistant, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London, UK
8/13 – 7/16: Research Fellow, Medical Devices Laboratory, Regensburg Center of Biomedical Engineering, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
10/13 – 7/16: Associate Lecturer, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
10/07 – 7/11: Working student in mechanical & plant engineering, Strama-MPS GmbH & Co. KG , Straubing, Germany
9/02 – 9/07: Draftsman for mechanical & plant engineering, Strama-MPS

Research Experience

Since 10/16: Doctoral Student, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology
1/13 – 7/13: Guest researcher, Centre for Advanced Composite Materials, University of Auckland, New Zealand
10/11 – 12/12: Student Research Assistant, Laboratory for Design in Biomedical Engineering, OTHR
3/11 – 7/11: Intern at Department of Orthodontics, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany

Awards and Honors

11/19: Award from Graz University of Technology, Medical University of Graz and University of Graz for inventing a "Cardiac Simulation Device", presented during the event "Von der Wissenschaft zur Innovation"
4/18: Research Fellowship of the Bayerische Forschungsstiftung (PIZ)
1/14: Regensburg Biotechnology Innovation Award ('BIOTECH-Innovationspreis', BioPark Regensburg GmbH and Kanzlei Dehmel & Bettenhausen)
12/13: FERCHAU Award for best Master Thesis
11/12: DAAD Scholarship for studying at the University of Auckland, New Zealand


M.A. Geith, L. Nothdurfter, M. Heiml, E. Agrafiotis, M. Gruber, G. Sommer, T.G. Schratzenstaller and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Quantifying vascular damage by investigating stent-triggered mechanical and morphological alterations in coronary arteries.
Acta Biomaterialia, in press.
M.A. Geith, J.D. Eckmann, D.Ch. Haspinger, E. Agrafiotis, D. Maier, P. Szabo, G. Sommer, T.G. Schratzenstaller and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Experimental and mathematical characterization of coronary polyamide-12 balloon catheter membranes.
PLoS ONE, 15:e0234340, 2020.
M.A. Geith, K. Swidergal, B. Hochholdinger, T.G. Schratzenstaller, M. Wagner and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
On the importance of modeling balloon folding, pleating, and stent crimping: a FE study comparing experimental inflation tests.
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering,35:e3249, 2019.
T. Bayerl, M. Geith, A. Somashekar and D. Bhattacharyya [pdf]
Influence of fiber architecture on the biodegradability of FLAX/PLA composites.
International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 96:18-25, 2014.


Cardiac Simulation Device – EP 19 17 9022

Biographical Sketch

Markus Geith was born in Straubing, Germany. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH Regensburg), Germany. He works as a research assistant for King’s College London in the team of Dr. David Nordsletten and is responsible for the development of novel testing devices for magnetic resonance elastography applications. During his studies, he went abroad as intern and research assistant to the US and to New Zealand. Markus works additionally on his PhD under the direction of Professor Gerhard A. Holzapfel at the Institute of Biomechanics in Graz. He is designing new experimental setups and methods for the biomechanical and structural quantifications of vascular damage during stent implantations. His future goal is to develop a new numerical damage and growth model for human arteries.