In Silico Modeling for Medical Technology Research, Optimization, and Safety Evaluation

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This seminar will show you how in silico modeling with multiphysics platform Sim4Life enables investigations of existing or new technologies and therapies in biomedicine and biomedical engineering. Get introduced to our novel, cloud-based student version S4L lite, and learn how it will support you during your research and studies.


10.00 - 10.15am: Introduction to Sim4Life and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG - Michael Oberle, PhD

10.15 - 11.00am: Live Demo S4L lite: Sim4Life for students & lecturers: in the cloud, OS independent, free-of-charge (MRI RF Design, Thermal Modeling w/ Virtual Population, Neurostimulation) - Lena Kranold, PhD

11.00 - 11.30am: Q&A, Coffee & Food

  Date and Time




  • Date: 02 Jun 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 3480 Rue University
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada H3A 0E9
  • Building: McConnell Engineering Building
  • Room Number: ENGMC603

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  • Starts 18 May 2023 01:00 PM
  • Ends 02 June 2023 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge



Introduction to Sim4Life and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG

Michael Oberle, PhD

Head of Global Business Development of Z43 Alliance







Biography:  Dr. Michael Oberle completed an Engineering Diploma in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1993, and a PhD degree in Microelectronics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 2002. Michael was co-founder and CEO of Miromico AG (2001 – 2005), a start-up company spun off from the Integrated Systems Laboratory of the ETH Zurich, doing business in R&D of miniaturized medical devices and contract application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design. In 2005, he joined SPEAG and IT'IS to establish and develop the new medical technology division, and, in 2007, he became Managing Director of the newly founded Zurich MedTech AG. Before returning to Z43 in 2016 to lead business development at ZMT, Michael served as CEO of NeMoDevice AG (2012 – 2016), a Zurich-based medical device company that provides innovative solutions for monitoring cerebral blood flow and brain tissue oxygenation in the field of neurointensive medicine.


Live Demo S4L lite: Sim4Life for students & lecturers: in the cloud, OS independent, free-of-charge

Lena Kranold, PhD                                                                                  
Postdoctoral researcher for applied medical EM research



Biography:  Dr. Lena Kranold was born in Germany. She received the B.Eng. degree in Technology Management and Marketing from the University of Applied Sciences Kiel, Germany, in 2013 and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany, in 2015. She earned the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 2020. Lena’s PhD research was about the design of a wearable system for breast health monitoring, including RF radar, antenna and antenna array design, developing a prototype system for breast screening, and conducting clinical trials. Her research interests are in the fields of applied and computational electromagnetics, currently focusing on MR implant safety and compatibility. In 2021, Lena joined the IT’IS Foundation and ETH Zurich as postdoctoral researcher in applied medical EM research. Her current role includes customized research for implant manufacturers as well as investigation of mechanistic models of MR implant safety and compatibility as well as development of next generation MR implant safety testing equipment. Lena served on the Board of Directors of IEEE Montreal Section for five years, as treasurer of the Women in Engineering Affinity Group (2017-2018) and as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Montreal Chapter (2019-2022).