Michael Unterberger

Michael Unterberger




Biography

Education

  • 9/13:
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria (Sub auspiciis Praesidentis)
  • 3/09:
M.Sc. Industrial Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (with distinction)
  • 6/02:
Graduation certificate from Technical High School (with distinction)

Professional Appointments

  • 4/09 – 9/13:
Doctoral Student, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • 10/4 – 7/06:
Teaching Assistant, Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Awards and Honors

  • 7/14: Promotio sub auspiciis granted by the President of Austria Heinz Fischer [info]
  • Academic excellence scholarships for the academic years 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2006/07, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Publications

G.A. Holzapfel, M.J. Unterberger and R.W. Ogden [pdf]

An affine continuum mechanical model for cross-linked F-actin networks with compliant linker proteins.
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, in press.

M.J. Unterberger and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]

Advances in the mechanical modeling of filamentous actin and its cross-linked networks on multiple scales.
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, in press.

M.J. Unterberger, K.M. Schmoller, A.R. Bausch and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]

A new approach to model cross-linked actin networks: Multi-scale continuum formulation and computational analysis.
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 22:95–114, 2013.

M.J. Unterberger, K.M. Schmoller, C. Wurm, A.R. Bausch and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]

Viscoelasticity of cross-linked actin networks: experimental tests, mechanical modeling and finite element analysis.
Acta Biomaterialia, 9:7343-7353, 2013.

Biographical Sketch

Michael Unterberger was born in Bad Ischl, Austria in 1983. After graduating from the Technical High School for Industrial Engineering with distinction in 2002, he started his undergraduate study in Industrial Engineering at Vienna University of Technology. He worked at the Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics as a Teaching Assistant for two years. During his exchange studies at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, he attended an introductory course in soft tissue biomechanics presented by Gerhard A. Holzapfel.

To finish his studies in Vienna, Unterberger focused on vehicle dynamics and carried out a co-operative project of the Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics together with Magna Steyr in Graz. Based on the results of this project he wrote his Master Thesis entitled "Dynamics of a vehicle with all wheel drive in critical maneuvers and the influence of electronic stability control". In 2009, he finished his M.Sc. with distinction and took the opportuniy to start as a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Biomechanics at Graz University of Technology, supervised by Gerhard A. Holzapfel. He received his PhD with the highest possible honor, promotio sub auspiciis, from the President of Austria Heinz Fischer, on July 14, 2014.