BRCCH Consortium Member
Mark Zander graduated from RWTH Aachen (Germany) in 2020 and holds a master´s degree in mechanical engineering. Post-undergrad, he specialised in medical engineering with a focus on cardiovascular engineering. Throughout his studies, he worked as a student research assistant at the Institute of Applied Medical Engineering (AME) in the Department of Cardiovascular Engineering (CVE) for five years. His research work included design, testing and analysis of membrane oxygenators and blood pumps. After academic exchanges at Technion Institute of Technology (Israel) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy) during his studies, he wrote his master thesis at Monash University (Australia) with the topic of experimental flow analysis in membrane oxygenators. In September 2020, he joined the Product Development Group Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the BRCCH-supported CoVent project as a PhD student. He is driven by the desire to gain a deeper understanding of pathophysiologic lung diseases to improve the outcome of mechanical ventilation treatments of patient.