Tim C. Lueth
Tim C. Lueth was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1965. He received his degree in electrical engineering from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany in 1989. Afterwards, he received the Ph.D. degree in robotics and habilitation in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe in 1993 and 1997, respectively. In 1994-1995, he was a Visiting Researcher at the MITI-AIST Electrotechnical Laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan. In 1997, Lueth became Professor for surgical navigation and robotics at the medical school Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin of the Humboldt University at Berlin. In 2001, he became the Director for Mechatronic Medical Technology at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK. Since 2005, Lueth works as Professor, Chair, and Director of the Institute of Micro Technology and Medical Device Technology of the University of Technology, Munich. In 2006, he received a professor status at the University of Toronto, Canada. The European Patent Office elected him in 2007 as TOP-3 inventor in the category “lifetime achievement” for his patent activities in the area of surgical robotics and navigation. He received several national and international awards for his research on medical devices. In 2010, Lueth became elected Member of “acatech,” by the German National Academy for Science and Technology. Lueth is active Member of the IEEE R&A Chapter and the IEEE EMB Chapter.
Biography Updated on 21 March 2011