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Manuela Zimmer


Research Assistant
Institute of Structural Mechanics and Dynamics in Aerospace Engineering


+49 711 685 69528
+49 711 685 63706

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Pfaffenwaldring 27
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 01.001


Manuela Zimmer is working in the experimental biomechanics group at the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Dynamics in Aerospace Engineering, University of Stuttgart. She started her PhD in May 2021 after graduating from the medical engineering program at University of Stuttgart (M.Sc. and B.Sc.) and University of Tübingen (B.Sc.). Her research focuses on the estimation of skeletal muscle passive and active forces in vivo using both experimental and computational approaches.

  1. 2023

    1. Ates, F., Marquetand, J., & Zimmer, M. (2023). Detecting age-related changes in skeletal muscle mechanics using ultrasound shear wave elastography. Scientific Reports, 13(1), Article 1.
    2. Keles, C. S. K., Hiller, J., Zimmer, M., & Ates, F. (2023). In vivo assessment of tibialis anterior muscle in passive and active states using shear wave elastography. Gait & Posture, 106, S94.
    3. Zimmer, M., Kleiser, B., Marquetand, J., & Ates, F. (2023). Characterization of Muscle Weakness Due to Myasthenia Gravis Using Shear Wave Elastography. Diagnostics, 13(6), Article 6.
    4. Zimmer, M., Kleiser, B., Marquetand, J., & Ateş, F. (2023). Shear wave elastography characterizes passive and active mechanical properties of biceps brachii muscle in vivo. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 137, 105543.
    5. Zimmer, M., Straub, L., & Ates, F. (2023). Towards in vivo non-invasive muscle characterization: Shear wave elastography to assess passive and active mechanics of triceps surae. In Gait & Posture (Vol. 100, pp. 26--27). Elsevier BV.
    6. Zimmer, M., Bunz, E. K., Ehring, T., Kaiser, B., Kienzlen, A., Schlüter, H., & Zürn, M. (2023). In Vivo Assessment of Shear Wave Propagation in Pennate Muscles Using an Automatic Ultrasound Probe Alignment System. IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 4, 259–267.
    7. Kleiser, B., Zimmer, M., Ates, F., & Marquetand, J. (2023). Muskelkraft und Scherwellenelastographie (SWE) bei Fazioskapulohumeraler Muskeldystrophie (FSHD). Ultraschall in Der Medizin - European Journal of Ultrasound, 44(S 01), Article S 01.
  2. 2021

    1. Fischer, M., Walter, S. S., Hepp, T., Zimmer, M., Notohamiprodjo, M., Schick, F., & Yang, B. (2021). Automated Morphometric Analysis of the Hip Joint on MRI from the German National Cohort Study. Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, 3(5), Article 5.
    2. Arendsen, L. J., Guggenberger, R., Zimmer, M., Weigl, T., & Gharabaghi, A. (2021). Peripheral Electrical Stimulation Modulates Cortical Beta-Band Activity. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15.

Fundamentals of Motion Biomechanics in Aerospace (SS22)

Fundamentals of Experimental Biomechanics in Aerospace (WS22/23)

Theoretical and Practical Aspects in Experimental Research (SS23)


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