ZD.B Research Group

Head of Group

Dr. Alexander Popp

Scientific Staff

Mert Deniz Alaydin
Sebastian
Kaltenbach
N.N.
(from 2018)

News

Oct 10, 2017 - New Group Members (ZD.B Research Group)
The ZD.B research group "EVARSim" at the Center Digitization.Bavaria (ZD.B) is very happy to welcome its first two PhD students, Mert Deniz Alaydin and Sebastian Kaltenbach. The two new group members are currently finishing their master's theses as ZD.B Research Group Graduate Students and will officially take up their research associate positions within the next few weeks.

Sep 13, 2017 - Plenary Lecture at YIC 2017 (ZD.B Research Group)
The first results of the ZD.B research group "EVARSim: A Simulation-Based Digital Toolchain for Surgery Planning and Risk Prediction in Endovascular Repair (EVAR) of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)" at the Center Digitization.Bavaria (ZD.B) were presented today within a plenary lecture at the 4th ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (YIC2017) in Milan / Italy. More details on this conference, including the scientific program and an abstract of our presentation, can be found here.

Aug 24, 2017 - Mission Statement (ZD.B Research Group)
The research group "EVARSim: A Simulation-Based Digital Toolchain for Surgery Planning and Risk Prediction in Endovascular Repair (EVAR) of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)" at the Center Digitization.Bavaria (ZD.B) expedites innovative research at the forefront of simulation-based engineering. EVAR is a minimally invasive procedure, where special mechanical devices known as stent grafts (see above) are inserted into the patient’s aorta. The objective of the EVARSim project is to fully exploit the potential of digital technologies in order to give specific advice to vascular surgeons during EVAR surgery planning: Which stent graft size and design should be chosen for this particular patient? Where exactly should the device be placed to reduce risks such as stent graft migration and endoleakage? Starting from medical imaging data, a set of high-resolution patient-specific models of the aneurysm geometry and the commercially available stent graft designs will be set up and a digital workflow based on high-performance computing (HPC) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) for predictive stent placement simulations will be devised. As a long-term vision, the EVARSim project aims at a comprehensive clinical validation of its findings, which will pave the way towards the advancement of digital technologies in precision medicine (see also here for more details)

Aug 01, 2017 - New Research Grant (ZD.B Research Group)
My project proposal "EVARSim: A Simulation-Based Digital Toolchain for Surgery Planning and Risk Prediction in Endovascular Repair (EVAR) of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)" at the Center Digitization.Bavaria (ZD.B) has been successful. I am very excited about building up an independent research group at TUM with the grant money (1.2M €). There will be more information on future research topics soon!