Ralph Müller is a Professor of Biomechanics and the Head of the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich. He received his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich in 1994. Prior to his tenure at ETH Zurich, he served as an Assistant Professor at Harvard University and an SNF Professor at ETH Zurich.
The research he has completed and is currently pursuing employs state-of-the-art biomechanical testing and simulation techniques as well as novel bioimaging and visualization strategies for musculoskeletal tissues. His approaches are now often used for precise phenotypic characterization of tissue response in mammalian genetics, mechanobiology as well as tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He is an author of over 300 peer-reviewed ISI listed publications in international scientific journals and conference proceedings.
His work has been cited over 11,000 times on ISI with an h-index of 55 placing him in the top 1% of the ISI Essential Science Indicators in the fields of Biology & Biochemistry, Engineering and Materials Science. In 2008, he founded two spin-off companies, Pearltec AG, developing and marketing novel patient positioning systems for medical imaging procedures using patented technology from ETH Zurich, and b-cube AG, now a subsidiary of Scanco Medical AG.