Ordinary of Medical Engineering at Technische Universität München (TUM), former full professor at ETH Zürich
Erich Wintermantel studied medicine at the University of Tübingen in Germany and earned a M.D. PhD. degree, having developed a new rapid microvascular surgical technique.
He joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) in 1986 as senior assistant and scientific adjunct in mechanical engineering and lecturer in the design and manufacturing of medical implants and devices. He received his habilitation at ETH Zürich in 1991 in biomaterials science and engineering.
Erich Wintermantel became full Professor at ETH Zurich in 1992 as well as Chairman of the Chair of Biocompatible Materials Science and Engineering and he served as Head of the ETH Institute of Construction and Design Engineering.
Since 2000, Prof. Wintermantel is Chairman and Head of Medical Engineering at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and founded the Central Institute for Medical Engineering. Since 2005, he established Polymer Engineering at TUM.