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Biomedical Microsystems


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Neural Engineering
  • Microsystems
  • MEMS

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Thomas Stieglitz, Prof. Dr.



  • Neural Electrodes
  • Interfaces and Implants
  • Biocompatible Assembling and Packaging
  • Recording and Stimulation

Membership in Boards

  • International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS), Board of Directors
  • German Society for Biomedical Engineering within the German Society for Electrical Engineering (DGBMT im VDE), Board of Directors
  • Ungethüm-Aesculap Stiftung, Vorstand
  • Journal Neural Engineering (Publisher: Institute of Physics), Editorial Board
  • Biomedizinische Technik (Publisher: Walter de Gruyter), Editorial Board


10 patent applications, 7 book chapters, 44 peer reviewed journal publications, 180 peer reviewed conference publications and 70 invited talks

1.       Stieglitz, T., Beutel, H., Schuettler, M., Meyer, J.-U., „Micromachined, Polyimide-based Devices for Flexible Neural Interfaces.“ Biomedical Microdevices, 2 (4), pp. 283-294 (2000).

2.       Stieglitz, T.: “Considerations on Surface and Structural Biocompatibility as Prerequisite for Long-Term Stability of Neural Prostheses”, J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 4, no. 5 , pp. 496-503 (2004).

3.       Navarro, X., Krueger, T.B., Lago, N., Micera, S., Stieglitz, T., Dario, P.: “A Critical Review of Interfaces with the Peripheral Nervous System for the Control of Neuroprostheses ad Hybrid Bionic Systems”, J. Periph. Nerv. Syst., vol. 10, 229-258 (2005).

4.       Guiraud, D., Stieglitz, T., Koch, K.-P., Divoux, J.L., Rabischong, P., „An Implantable Neuroprostheses for Standing and Walking in Paraplegia: 5 Year Patient Follow Up“, J Neural Engineering, vol. 3, 268-275 (2006)

5.       Schanze, T., Stieglitz, T., Hesse, L., Lau, C., Greve, N., Haberer, W., Kammer, S., Richter, H., Rentzos, A., „An Optically Powered Single-Channel Stimulation Implant as Test System for Chronic Biocompatibility and Biostability for Miniaturized Retinal Vision Prostheses“, IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 54, no. 6, 983-992 (2007).

For complete overview see publication list


  • Neuroprobes (EU-IP): Development of multifunctional microprobe arrays for cerebral application
  • Exist GoBio (BMBF): Development of epicortical electrode arrays for brain-computer-interfaces

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