Manuel P. Kainz

Manuel Kainz

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Stremayrgasse 16/2
8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: 0316-873-35511
Phone (overseas): ++43-316-873-35511




1/18 – 11/20: M.Sc. Technical Physics, Graz University of Technology, Austria (with distinction)
10/14 – 1/18: B.Sc. Physics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
2013: Graduation certificate from Technical High School (with distinction)

Professional Appointments

Since 5/21: Doctoral Student, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
12/20 – 1/21: University Assistant at the Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
10/17 – 8/18: Student Trainee at AVL List GmbH, Graz, Austria

Research Experience

10/19 – 11/20: Master Thesis: "Indexing of Grazing-Incidence X-Ray Diffraction Patterns", Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology
7/19 – 8/19: Summer School Program: "Synthesis of TiO2 Nanotube Arrays for Advanced Li-S Battery", Department of Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University, USA
9/17 – 10/17: Bachelor Thesis: "Lumineszenzeigenschaften von porösem Silizium", Department of Experimental Physics, University of Graz

Awards and Honors

2018: ams AG scholarship used for the Erasmus+ Program


S. Saeidi, M.P. Kainz, M. Dalbosco, M. Terzano and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Histology-informed multiscale modeling of human brain white matter.
Scientific Reports, in press.
M. Terzano, M.P. Wollner, M.P. Kainz, M. Rolf-Pissarczyk, N. Götzen and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Modelling the anisotropic inelastic response of polymeric scaffolds for in situ tissue engineering applications.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 20:20230318, 2023.
M.P. Kainz, A. Greiner, J. Hinrichsen, D. Kolb, E. Comellas, P. Steinmann, S. Budday, M. Terzano and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Poro-viscoelastic material parameter identification of brain tissue-mimicking hydrogels.
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 11:1143304, 2023.
L. Legenstein, S. Rodríguez-Hermida, V. Rubio-Giménez, T. Stassin, S. Hofer, M.P. Kainz, M. Fratschko, F. Carraro, P. Falcaro, R. Ameloot and R. Resel [pdf]
Identifying the internal network structure of a new copper isonicotinate thin-film polymorph obtained via chemical vapor deposition.
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2202461, 2023.
M.P. Kainz, L. Legenstein, V. Holzer, S. Hofer, M. Kaltenegger, R. Resel and J. Simbrunner [pdf]
GIDInd: an automated indexing software for grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction data.
Journal of Applied Crystallography, 54:1256-1267, 2021.

Biographical Sketch

Manuel Peter Kainz was born in Wolfsberg, Austria, in 1993. In 2013, he graduated from the Technical High School with a focus on automation and mechatronics with distinction. After Civilian Service in Knittelfeld, Styria, he started his studies at Graz University of Technology and at the University of Graz (NAWI Graz). He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Physics in 2018 with the Bachelor Thesis "Luminescence of Porous Silicon". He was then enrolled in the Master's program for Technical Physics in Graz. During his studies, he spent two semesters abroad at the Uppsala University in Sweden followed by a two-month Summer School Program at the Wayne State University in Michigan, USA. Manuel conducted his Master’s Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Roland Resel from the Institute of Solid State Physics and in close collaboration with Prof. Josef Simbrunner from the Medical University of Graz, where he developed a software for "Indexing of Grazing-Incidence X-Ray Diffraction Patterns". Manuel graduated with distinction in November 2020. In May 2021, he started his doctoral studies at the Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology in Austria, where he investigates the mechanical properties of human brain tissues under the supervision of Professor Gerhard A. Holzapfel and Professor Gerhard Sommer.