We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers from a range of fields, including physics, biomedical engineering, and biology.

Director/ Principal investigator

ulrich-hofmann150x200Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Ulrich G. Hofmann
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Ulrich G. Hofmann received his Diploma in Technical Physics 1993 and his Ph.D. in Biophysics 1996 from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He stayed at the Abo Akademi, Finland, and the California Institute of Technology as a postdoc from 1996-1998. From 1999-2012 he headed the RG on Biosignal Processing and Neuroengineering at the Institute for Signal Processing of the University of Lübeck. From 2012 to 2018 he was the endowed Peter-Osypka-Professor at the Medical Center of the University of Freiburg. He is now Professor for Neuroelectronic Interfaces at the Department for General Neurosurgery, Freiburg. His long-term research aims to interface wet brains with cold electronics, not the least to treat diverse human illnesses and conditions.

Visiting Professors

csm_thomasfeuerstein2013_05d7d8f0c4Prof. Dr. med. Thomas J. Feuerstein

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Thomas J. Feuerstein recieved his degree in human medicine at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He then continued his postdoctoral work at the State Psychiatric Hospital Reichenau and the Neurological University Hospital Freiburg. From 1989 to 1994, He worked as Head of Department, Clinical Research CNS, at the pharmaceutical firm of Goedecke AG / Parke-Davis (Freiburg and Ann Arbor, Michigan). In 1994, he accepted the offer to became a University Professor and was appointed the head of the Section of Clinical Neuropharmacology at the University Hospital Freiburg, until 2016. His current research interests are focused on local anti-epileptic therapies, modulation of transmitter release, receptor theory, and the mechanisms of epilepsy.

Research Associates

olafchrist150x200 Olaf Christ
Virtual reality for rodents, closed-loop BMI: Rat Runs Robot
+49(0)761 270 50072



csm_vidhya_profile_pic_5f21c17a5f Dr. Vidhya M. Ravi
Organotypic Slice Cultures, Immunohistochemistry, Microscopy


soheilmottaghi150x200Soheil Mottaghi
Steering electrical fields for high-frequency stimulation. Multichannel electrical stimulation
+49(0)761 270 50067


kevin-joseph150x200Kevin Joseph
Invivo validation of novel cortical implants, Mechanism of Electrical High-Frequency Stimulation
+49(0)761 270 52820


Rand Almajidy
Near Infrared Spectroscopy
+49(0)761 270 50071


Paul Schlett
Laser Based CNS Stimulation
+49(0)761 270 50077