Prof. Dr. Dominik Obrist

University of Bern, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Cardiovascular Engineering

+41 31 632 76 02
Postal Address
Freiburgstrasse 3
3010 Bern

Dominik Obrist holds a degree in mechanical engineering of the ETH Zurich and earned his doctoral degree in 2000 at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Washington (Seattle, USA). From 2000 to 2005, he worked in various positions for the supercomputer company Cray Inc. In 2005, Dominik Obrist returned to academics as a senior researcher (Oberassistent) at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics of ETH Zurich. Next to his work in the fields of aeroacoustics, hydrodynamic stability theory and numerical modelling, he established a research group for biomedical fluid dynamics. In 2011, Dominik Obrist earned the venia legendi (Habilitation) at ETH Zurich with a treatise on the fluid mechanics of the inner ear. In 2013, he was appointed as Professor for Cardiovascular Engineering at the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the University Bern.
His present research activities encompass several aspects of cardiovascular fluid mechanics (e.g. aortic valves, microcirculation) as well as other biomedical flow systems (e.g. gastric mixing, respiratory flow).

Courses in the BME Master's Program