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Dr. Fabian Wolfsperger



Technischer Mitarbeiter


WSL-Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf


Davos Da B 1 13


Projects / Professional experience

since 2009 - Scientific staff member
Group Industrial Projects & Snow Sports at SLF

  • Development of a novel ski skin
  • Modelling snow surface temperature for optimising ski preparation
  • Measuring particle size, velocity and forces in a snow blower throw-off
  • Development of a "zero-energy" snow gun
  • Reissue the handbook of piste preparation
  • Scientific / technical support of the Swiss national xc-team
  • Characterisation of snow properties on alpine ski race courses WC 10/11
  • Mechanical Properties of race snowboards and binding plates
  • Wind tunnel tests on alpine ski race suits

2008 - Trainee
HEAD Sport AG (A), R&D Racquet Sports

  • Measurements of mechanical properties of racquets and strings

2006-2008 - Student assistant
TU Darmstadt & Uni Magdeburg (GER)

  • Biomechanics of rhythmic gymnastics
  • Engineering of sport equipment (CAD)

2006 - Trainee
Radlabor GmbH, Freiburg (GER)

  • Performance analysis in cycle racing

2001 - Trainee
Knf Neuberger GmbH, Freiburg (GER)

  • Metal processing

Academic Education

2004-2009 - University of Magdeburg
Sports Engineering (Dipl.-Sporting.), University Magdeburg
Focus: Materials & Product Development

  • Development & evaluation of a novel snowboard release binding
  • Vibration analysis of tennis racquets
  • Development of a novel roller ski implementing a more xc-ski like ground-ski interaction
  • Microscopy analysis of fibre compounds of tennis racquets
  • Development of an interactive device to quantify anticipation of karateka

2001-2003 - TU Hamburg
Business Engineering, TU Hamburg