Professor of Biomechanics & Director of Institute of Biomechanics, Paracelsus Private Medical University Salzburg, Austria and Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Murnau, Germany
Peter Augat is a Professor of Biomechanics at Paracelsus Medical Uni-versity in Salzburg, Austria and the Director of the Institute of Biome-chanics at Trauma Centre Murnau, Germany. He received his MSc in physics from the University of Ulm in 1990 and obtained his Ph.D. in bi-ology in 1995. His previous positions include Head of the Osteoporosis and Fracture Healing Research Group at the Institute of Orthopaedic Research at the University of Ulm and Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Peter is Past President of the International Society for Fracture Repair (ISFR), Past President of the German Society of Biomechanics (DGfB), and Member of several societies in the area of musculoskeletal research including ESB, ORS and IBMS. He is on the editorial board of several orthopaedic journals including Biomedical Engineering, AOTS, JOT, EJTS and also reviewer for most major musculoskeletal journals. Peter’s research is focused on biomechanics of fracture repair and on the clinical translation of orthopaedic research. He published more than 230 scientific articles and supervised a total of 80 doctoral theses.