Robert Morhard

United States of America
Biomedical Engineering


«Without the Excellence Scholarship I would’ve had no chance to study at ETH. I’m very thankful for this opportunity and it’s been a life-changing experience. I deeply appreciate being able to meet and study alongside such brilliant students and professors. It has made me a much better and more capable engineering and a more globally aware person.»

Robert received a BS in Materials Science and Engineering with a double major in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. He then attended ETH Zurich to earn a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. His Masters Thesis was focused on the use of photon propagation simulations to optimize a low-cost, near-infrared reflectance-based subcutaneous fat measuring device aimed at diagnosing infantile malnutrition. Outside of the lab, he enjoys long-distance running, traveling, hiking, camping and drinking coffee.


  •  Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student at Duke University, USA