Amacher, Raffael, Dr.

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Raffael Amacher was born in Wetzikon, Switzerland, in 1985. He completed a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich in 2008 and 2010 respectively. In 2014 he received a doctoral degree from ETH Zurich for his research on controlling ventricular assist devices (VADs), which he conducted at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control. He is currently employed as a post-doctoral researcher, continuing his work on VADs as a member of the Zurich Heart project.

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Zurich Heart

A Novel Mean-Value Model of the Cardiovascular System Including a Left Ventricular Assist Device
Gregor Ochsner, Raffael Amacher and Marianne Schmid Daners
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, 8 (2): 120-130, New York, NY: Springer, 2017.
Minimizing left ventricular stroke work with iterative learning flow profile control of rotary blood pumps
Daniel Rüschen, Frederik Prochazka, Raffael Amacher, Lukas Bergmann, Steffen Leonhardt and Marian Walter
Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 31: 444-451, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2017.
Control of the fluid viscosity in a mock circulation
Stefan Boës, Gregor Ochsner, Raffael Amacher, Anastasios Petrou, Mirko Meboldt and Marianne Schmid Daners
Artificial Organs, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2017.
In vivo Evaluation of Physiological Control Algorithms for LVADs based on Left Ventricular Volume or Pressure
Gregor Ochsner, Markus J. Wilhelm, Raffael Amacher, Anastasios Petrou, Nikola Cesarovic, Silvan Staufert, Barbara Röhrnbauer, Francesco Maisano, Christofer Hierold, Mirko Meboldt and Marianne Schmid Daners
ASAIO Journal, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2017.
Response of a Physiological Controller for Ventricular Assist Devices during Acute Pathophysiological Events: An in vitro study
Anastasios Petrou, Panagiotis Pergantis, Gregor Ochsner, Raffael Amacher, Thomas Krabatsch, Volkmar Falk, Mirko Meboldt and Marianne Schmid Daners
Biomedizinische Technik = Biomedical engineering, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017.
 
 
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