Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thorsten M. Buzug
Thorsten M. Buzug was born in Lübeck. He received his PhD in 1993 in applied physics at the Christian-Albrecht-University in Kiel in the field of analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems. From 1993 to 1994 he was a research associate at the Research Institute of the German Armed Forces for Waterborne Sound and Geophysics (FWG) in Kiel. There he was involved in the signal processing of underwater sound systems especially for sonar applications. At the end of 1994 he moved to Philips Research Laboratories in Hamburg. There he was head of the research cluster for medical image processing and managed several projects in this field. In October 1998 he was appointed Professor of Physics and Medical Technology at the RheinAhrCampus Remagen. There he was also chairman of the Academic Development Committee from 2000 to 2004 and chairman of the joint Scientific Council of the departments from 2004 to 2006.
In December 2006 he became director of the Institute for Medical Engineering at the University of Lübeck. There he also served as Vice President of the University of Lübeck from 2011 to 2016. In 2020, he was additionally appointed by the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as executive director (acting) of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Individualized and Cell-Based Medical Engineering IMTE.
He has published numerous articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), the German Physical Society (DPG), the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT), the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGfZP) and the IEEE.