Kati Nispel

Title: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Room: MW 3333
Fields of research: Biomechanics, Multibody Simulation
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Phone 089 289 15 3 65
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Academic degree or title:

Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. (TUM)

Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc. (TUM)


Tabular resume:

Seit 06/2020 Research Assistant (Associate Professorship of Sport Equipment and Sport Materials & Department of Neuroradiology)
Klinikum rechts der Isar (TUM)
10/2016 - 03/2020 Master's degree in mechanical engineering
(focus on biomechanics)
Munich University of Technology
Degree: Master of Science
02/2018 - 07/2018 Erasmus+ scholarship at the Sorbonne Université in Paris
10/2012 - 11/2016 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
(focus on medical technology)
Munich University of Technology
Degree: Bachelor of Science



Lectures and Teaching:


Supervised student research projects (a.o.):

  • Automated Interpolation of an FEM body Using the Example of a Human Intervertebral Disc
  • Determining Degeneration of Intervertebral Discs Based on Material Parameters of Lumbar Spine CT Scans. Applying Image Processing Techniques and Convolutional Networks on Patient-specific Data
  • Generation and Validation of a Biomechanical FEM Model of the Human Intervertebral Disc
  • Automated Mesh Smoothing in Patient-specific STL Vertebrae Data
  • Multi-Body Simulation Approach towards Analysis of Spinal Loads during a Mountain Bike Crash
  • Coupled MBS and FEM Simulation of Patient-Specific Biomechanics: Intervertebral Disc Stress in Large Cohorts
  • Biomechanical Analysis of the Effects of a Knee Prosthesis on Human Gait
  • Development and Simulation of a Ski-Inspired Wood-Core Prosthesis for Lower-Income Countries using Finite Element Analysis and Multi-Body Simulation
  • Influence of Functional Limitations on Gait Biomechanics - A comparison of Post Stroke Patients and Transtibial Amputees
  • Effects of Neurological Disorders of the Biomechanics of Human Gait - Development of the Gait Index for Neurological Disorder (GIND)
  • Determination of Critical Parameters for the Sensor-based Adjustment of a Gait Trainer for Neurological Diseases Using Multi-body Simulations
  • Investigation of Pressure Distributions on Saddles in Female Road Cycling
  • Construction and Simulation of Athiete-specific Cycling Pant Paddings in Competitive Women Sports

Doctoral projects:

Project title Begin Faculty Doctorfather/mother Mentor

Bidirectional Coupling of MBS and FEM simulations as a new approach to analyzing human biomechanics in health

2020 TUM School of Engineering and Design Prof. Dr.-Ing. Veit Senner Prof. Dr. med. Jan S. Kirschke