Mazza, Edoardo, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Edoardo Mazza

Prof. Dr. Edoardo Mazza

Institut für Mechanische Systeme 

LEE  N 210 

Leonhardstrasse 21

8092 Zürich


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Research area

Professor Mazza’s research deals with experimental continuum mechanics, applied for the solution of challenging problems in engineering and medicine. Novel experimental techniques are developed for the characterization of the mechanical reponse of structures and materials. The deformation behavior of soft biological tissue in human organs is determined experimentally and described with appropriate mathematical models for applications in medicine. Tissue engineered and synthetic materials, mesh implants and stents are evaluated in terms of “mechanical biocompatibility”.

Other projects investigate material damage due to low cycle fatigue and creep in power generation turbines, the behaviour of mechanical components of micro- and nanosystems (in particular: single crystal silicon), and structures made of adaptive materials.

Curriculum Vitae

Edoardo Mazza has been Full Professor for Mechanics at the Institute of Mechanical Systems in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering since 2010.

He was born on March 1st, 1969, in Sondrio (Italy).

Edoardo Mazza studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich and received his Dr. sc. techn. degree at ETH in 1997. For his dissertation on the Mechanical Behaviour of Micrometer Sized Structures he was awarded the ETH medal. He has been working in industry from 1997 to 2001. At Alstom Power he was group leader in the steam turbine R&D department and was responsible for the mechanical analysis of stationary and rotatory components. In 2002 he was appointed as Assistant Professor, in 2006 as Associate Professor of Mechanics at ETH Zurich. Since 2006 he also leads the laboratory "Mechanics for modeling and simulation" of EMPA, the Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.

Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2017

Number Unit
151-0501-00L Mechanics 1: Kinematics and Statics 
151-0501-02L Mechanics 1: Kinematics and Statics (Colloquium) 
151-0524-00L Continuum Mechanics I 
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