|Mechanical Engineering Professor, P.Eng
Urs Wyss has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bern University of Applied Sciences (Biel campus), a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Bern University of Applied Sciences (Buchs campus), a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Wyss is currently one of the directors of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre. For seven years Dr. Wyss was vice president of the largest European manufacturer of artificial joints. He has also worked on novel mobility aids for people with disabilities and different ethnic backgrounds that are low to the ground and are used specifically for movement around the house.
Specific Biomedical Courses Taught/Teaching:
Dr. Wyss is teaching MECH 4322 (Design of Biomechanical Devices) in the Winter of 2015.
Current Biomedical Research:
Currently, Dr. Wyss is working on three projects. The first project he is working on looks at fixation and corrosion issues of the head and stem taper interface of hip joints. His second project looks at exploring the relationship between wear on knee joints and body mass index and his third project looks at novel design issues with high range of motion in artificial knee joints.