Thomas Stieglitz received a Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical Engineering from Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1993, and a PhD and habilitation degree in 1998 and 2002 from the University of Saarland, Germany, respectively. In 1993, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in St. Ingbert, Germany, where he established the Neural Prosthetics Group. Since 2004, he is a full professor for Biomedical Microtechnology at the Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg, Germany, in the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the Faculty of Engineering. He serves as board member and deputy speaker of the Research Cluster of Excellence “BrainLinks-BrainTools”. His research interests include neural interfaces and implants, biocompatible assembling and packaging and brain machine interfaces.
Dr. Stieglitz has co-authored about 100 peer reviewed journal publications, 300 conference proceedings and holds 18 patents. He is co-founder and scientific consultant of CorTec GmbH and neuroloop GmbH, two spin-off companies which focus on neural implant technology and neuromodulation, respectively. Dr. Stieglitz is member of the IEEE EMBS, SfN, the Materials Research Society, founding member of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) and member of the German Biomedical Engineering Society (DGBMT im VDE) where he is chair of the Neural Prostheses and Intelligent Implants section.
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