Karl-Heinz Pantke was born in Braunschweig, West Germany, in 1955. He received a Diploma and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany, in 1985 and 1990, respectively. From 1985 to 1990, he was a Research Fellow at the Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany, and from 1990 to 1993 at the Odense University, Denmark, where he received a stipendium from the Danish Natural Science Research Council Fellowship. In 1994, he became an Assistant Professor in physics (field: ultrafast processes in semiconductors) at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. In 1995, he had thrombosis and left the university. Due to the stroke, the output of scientific publications decreased nearly to zero in the next 10 years. In 2000, he founded the organization LIS with a lot of surviving fellows being members who had suffered from the locked-in syndrome, and he became the President of this organization. Since 2005, an increase of scientific publications can be observed again. His fields of interests are the locked-in syndrome, augmentative and alternative communication, statistics, and natural science concerning rehabilitation.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2011