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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Peter Bourauel

Last Update: August 2014
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Peter Bourauel

Endowed Chair of Oral Technology (OT)

Center of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
University of Bonn
Welschnonnenstr. 17
D-53111 Bonn
Phone: +49-(0)228-287-22332

E-mail: bourauel(at)uni-bonn.de

Universitätsprofessor, Dr. rer. nat., Diplom-Physiker

Clinical and Research Experience:
  • Dental biomechanics
  • Experimental biomechanics
  • Analysis and numerical simulation of tooth movements
  • Techniques of measurement in orthodontics
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of tooth mobility
  • Bone remodelling theories in orthodontics and implantology
  • Computerised analysis and design of orthodontic appliances
  • Development of superelastic wires for orthodontic appliances
  • Friction in arch guided tooth movement
  • Corrosion and intraoral aging of dental materials
  • Wear and permanent fracture of dental materials
  • Optomechanical and laser optical measurement techniques
  • Biomechanical analysis of immediately loaded implants

Current Academic Appointment:

Head, Endowed Chair of Oral Technology, University of Bonn



Best Paper of the Year Award by DGKFO, with H.A. Schumacher and D. Drescher


Helen and B.S. Dewel Award by AAO, with A.D. Vardimon, T.M. Graber, and D. Drescher


ImplantDentistry Award of DGZI, together with A. Rahimi


Distinguished Teacher Award of the European Orthodontic Society


ARUP Prize for Innovative contribution to applied biomechanics/biomedical engineering at the 8th International Symposium on CMBBE, Porto with I. Hasan, S. Reimann, A. Rahimi, L. Keilig, M. Staat


WJB Houston Research Award of the European Orthodontic Society, with A. Chatzigianni


Align Technology International Research Award, together with L. Keilig, M. Simon and J. Schwarze Abundant poster awards of different scientific societies


Current Grants:

  • Project #5, Clinical Research Unit 208, DFG (KFO208)
  • Several industrial projects (Institut Straumann, Biodentis, Dentaurum)

List of Publications