Université de Strasbourg

Ulrich Hofmann

Ulrich Hofmann

Ulrich Hofmann’s academic career started with studies in applied physics at the TU München in 1987. There he received his PhD in 1996 in (bio)physics with work on bio-hybrid semiconductor sensors and ultra thin layers. He undertook post-doctoral research at the Åbo Akademi in Turku, Finland and at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA as a Feodor-Lynen-Fellow till 1998. From there he moved to the University of Lübeck to found his own research group on biosignal processing and neural engineering, where he was habilitated in the Computer Science Department 2003 with projects on silicon multisite micro electrodes and personal health monitoring systems. It was there, where he was awarded the title “Professor” in 2008. Since 2012 he is heading the Section for Neuroelectronic Systems of the University Medical Center Freiburg as endowed Peter-Osypka-Professor. In 2015 he was honored by the FRIAS-USIAS fellowship and the University of Rhode Island’s “Distinguished International Scholar”. The Cluster of Excellence “Brainlinks-Braintools” and the Speman Graduate School for Medicine and Biology both list him as principal investigator in some of their projects.

He is currently co-editor for “Frontiers in Neuroscience: Section Neural Technology”, he has been co-editing “Cognitive Neurodynamics” for seven years and act as reviewer for numerous journals and funding agencies. His mentoring encompassed more than 60 master thesis, 16 PhD thesis and 4 startup companies.

As part of his fellowship, Jean-Christophe Cassel is working on the project Deep brain stimulation of the ventral midline thalamus to boost memory vividness over time, together with his collaborator Jean-Christophe Cassel.

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