Officers of the BME Club

[Prabitha Urwyler]


Prabitha Urwyler was born in Mangalore, India. She holds a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Engineering from the Mangalore University, India (1995). She worked as a software engineer at Melstar Information Technologies Ltd, India from 1995 to 1997 and later at the Swiss News Agency (SDA – ATS), Switzerland until 2008. She received her M.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bern in 2008. In 2012, she completed her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering on the fabrication, characterization and application of disposable micro-cantilevers for biomedical applications at the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institut; followed by a Postdoc (2012-2013) at the Biomaterials Science Center, University of Basel. She is currently working as a senior researcher at the Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation group, University of Bern. Her research interests include biomaterials, implant surfaces and its characterization, micro/nanofabrication, Gerontechnology, rehabilitation, tele-rehabilitation, ambient assisted living and neurodegenerative diseases.

Secretary & Treasurer

Tamara Melle received here Bachelor degree in Life Science Technologies with a specialization in Medical Technology from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland in 2014. Andrea is currently pursuing M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering with Major Module Biomechanical Systems at the University of Bern. Beside studies Andrea works part time as an Assistant in the Cardiovascular Engineering Group of the ARTORG Center.


Tobias Imfeld studied information technologies at the University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne and received his diploma in software engineering in 2006. During the first studies until he started the master studies he worked for the leading telecommunication company in Switzerland. In 2009 he joined the master course of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern and finished his master thesis at the ARTORG center in the ophthalmic department of Prof. Jens Kowal in 2011. Currently he works for the Compugroup Medical AG in Berne as a teamleader and consultant for clinical information systems.

Master Student Representative

Bhanu Purushottaman