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

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

PhD Research Student

Murat Topcu is available for consultancy.

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


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 February 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

  • Project Manager
    AWAS Group with AWAS International GmbH
    January 2014 – Present:  Wilnsdorf, Germany
  • Proprietor and Manager
    TOENVICE - Engineering Office for CAD-Design, Numerical Simulation, and Optimization
    November 2010 – March 2019: Lünen, 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
    December 2008 – June 2009: Cologne Area, Germany
  • Research Engineer
    Institute for Bioengineering (IfB)
    April 2007 – October 2008: Düren Area, Germany
  • Internship
    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


    • 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:

      Journal Articles

      Topcu, M and Madabhushi, GSP (2015) A sigmoid function to characterise the mechanical behaviour of rubber materials. Polymer (United Kingdom), 78. pp. 134-144. ISSN 0032-3861

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

      Other Publications