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Murat Topcu Dipl.-Ing.(FH), MSc

Murat Topcu, Dipl.-Ing.(FH), MSc

PhD Research Student

Schofield Centre
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
High Cross, Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0EL

Emmanuel College
St Andrew's Street
Cambridge CB2 3AP

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 768050

Biography:

Murat studied after the Abitur at the Städtisches Gymnasium am Wirteltor in Düren (North Rhine-Westphalia) Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Aircraft Engineering at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He was awarded the Diplom degree (Dipl.-Ing. (FH)) with grade 1.6 (ECTS-Grade: B – very good) in September 2004. He continued at the same University and secured an MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering with grade 1.5 (ECTS-Grade: A – excellent) in Februar 2007. With the aid of funding through Festo Bildungsfonds and supervision of Professor Gopal Santana Phani Madabhushi, Murat was able to join the Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group at University of Cambridge in October 2011 as a PhD student. He is a member of Emmanuel College.

Work Experience

  • Owner and CEO
    TOENVICE - Topcu Engineering & Services UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    November 2012 – Present: Düren, Germany
  • Postgraduate Researcher
    University of Cambridge
    October 2011 – Present: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Research Engineer
    Institute of Vegetative Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne
    August 2009 – October 2010: Cologne Area, Germany
  • Research Engineer
    DLR
    December 2008 – June 2009: Cologne Area, Germany
  • Research Engineer
    Institute for Bioengineering (IfB)
    April 2007 – October 2008: Düren Area, Germany
  • Internship
    Airbus
    July 2002 – September 2002: Bremen Area, Germany
  • Student Assistant
    Fraunhofer ILT
    September 1999 – June 2001: Aachen Area, Germany

 

    Research Interests

    • Modelling of Hybrid Bone-Implant Systems Considering Cellular Reconstruction Processes

    Research Supervision

    • Co-supervision of student theses and projects in the Institute for Bioengineering, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Other Professional Activities

    • Mechanical experiments in the field of Biomechanics and Biophysics
    • Experiments with mouse tail arteries mounted on the Mulvany myograph

    Keywords

    • Theoretical Analysis, Centrifuge Modeling, Numerical Modeling

    Key Publications

    Book Chapter

    M. Staat, G. Baroud, M. Topcu, S. Sponagel: Soft materials in technology and biology: characteristics, properties and parameter identification. In: G.M. Artmann, Shu Chien (eds.) Bioengineering in Cell and Tissue Research. Chap. 12. Springer, Berlin (2008) 253-315. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75409-1_12

      Journal Articles

      M. Staat, M. Topcu, S. Sponagel: Mechanical modelling and testing of biological membranes. In: Regenerative Medicine, Volume 2, Number 5, September 2007, 572-573