IMTEK, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
Prof Dr Stieglitz is a full professor for Biomedical Microtechnology in the Institute for Microsystem Technology (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg (Germany). His work focuses on the development of biocompatible assembling and packaging techniques and the application of microsystems for neural prostheses and neuromodulation. His research interests include biomedical microdevices, functional electrical stimulation and biohybrid systems for screening and therapeutical applications.
In 2000 he received the science award of the Saarland State for his work on flexible, neural prostheses. Prof Dr Stieglitz qualified as a university lecturer in 2002 at the Saarland University in biomedical microsystem technology.
Prof Dr Stieglitz worked with the Fraunhofer-Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT) from 1993 to 2004, where he established the research work on biomedical microsystems for neural prostheses, which finally led to the IBMT Neural Prostheses Group.
Prof Dr Stieglitz is a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the German Engineering Society (VDI) and the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT) within the German Electrotechnical Society (VDE) where he is chair of the Functional Stimulation Section. He is also the founding member of the International Society for Functional Electrical Stimulation (IFESS).
Prof Dr Stieglitz holds 10 patents and has authored/coauthored 65 journal papers and more than 200 reviewed conference papers in the field of neural prostheses.
Prof Dr Stieglitz studied electrical engineering at the University of Technology Braunschweig (1987-89) and Karlsruhe (1989-93) where he received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering with the special subject biomedical engineering in 1993.
In 1998 he received the Dr.-Ing. degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering from the University of Saarland (Germany). This work was honored with the ‘Stiftung-Familie-Klee’ award for young scientists from the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT) in 1999.