Nina Reiter studied mechanical engineering at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg with a focus on continuum mechanics and fluid dynamics. She received her master’s degree in 2020 with a thesis on “Insights into the Microstructural Origin of Brain Viscoelasticity”. After her master studies, she joined the BRAINIACS group led by Dr.-Ing. Silvia Budday at FAU as a doctoral student.
Her research focuses on developing a constitutive model for brain tissue that is based on the tissue’s microstructural composition. Such a model could not only describe multiple anatomical regions within the brain but also be adapted for cases in which the brain’s microstructure is altered for example due to disease.
Nina is interested in collaborating, especially on the experimental side (i.e., mechanical testing of soft biological tissues), so feel free to reach out!