Summary of the work programme

For therapies employing electrically active implants, numerical models are central in determining the resulting electric field distribution in the targeted tissue. Only multi-scale models that also include interacting bioelectrical, biochemical, biomechanical and thermal effects meet the specific character of biological tissue. We will investigate and advance appropriate finite element-based micro- and macroscopic models for bone, cartilage and deep brain as well as scale-bridging techniques and, furthermore, methods for uncertainty quantification as the dielectric tissue properties exhibit large variations. The simulation models will contribute to derive best-possible and robust inter-individual stimulation parameters, and, in turn, a safer therapy planning.

Project leader

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Ursula van Rienen
Tel.: +49 381 498 7070

Dr.-Ing. Revathi Appali
Tel.: +49 381 498 7071


University of Rostock
Institute of General Electrical Engineering
Albert-Einstein-Str. 2
18059 Rostock


Dr. Dennie Supriatna
Jan-Philipp Payonk
Lam Viên Che
Dr. Yogesh D. Bansod (finished)
Konstantin Butenko (finished)