Dr Markus Windolf graduated in mechanical engineering and has a Dipl. Ing. from the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany in 2004, after having spent a semester abroad at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, and having completed an internship at Daimler Bangkok, Thailand.
In 2004 he joined the AO Research Institute Davos as Project Leader in biomechanical testing. In 2007 he became responsible for the biomechanical studies within the Research Services Group. In 2010 Dr Windolf was appointed Deputy Program Leader of the Biomedical Development Program and became Leader of the Focus Areas Concept Development as well as Osteoporotic Fractures, which were merged into one remaining Focus Area Concept Development in 2014. Also in 2014 he earned his PhD from Ulm University, Germany on fracture fixation in osteoporotic bone. In the same year he started a one-year sabbatical at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia with the goal of clinical immersion, problem screening, and idea generation.
Dr Windolf and his team focus on development of technological concepts for improving fracture care with special reference to implantable sensors, implant innovations, simplified navigation approaches, and smart surgical instruments.
Dr Windolf is the inventor of eleven patents and the author of more than 80 scientific papers and book chapters.