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Fabian Wolfsperger - Personal Homepage

Organisational unit Snow and Permafrost
Snow Sports
Address WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf

Room Da B 1 13
Contact Phone: +41 81 4170 105
Fax: +41 81 4170 110
Web / E-Mail
vibration analysis at SLF ski lab

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 optimizing 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
  • Characterization 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

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

  • Measurements of mechanical properties of racquets and strings

Student assistant
TU Darmstadt & Uni Magdeburg (GER)

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

Radlabor GmbH, Freiburg (GER)

  • Performance analysis in cycle racing

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