Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Stieglitz completed his studies in electrical engineering at the TH Karlsruhe in 1993 as graduate engineer. In 1998 he gained his doctoral degree and by 2002 he habilitated at the University of Saarland. He is co-author of about 90 scientific journals, 300 conference papers and co-inventor of 18 patents. He is co-founder and advisor to spin-off companies Cortec, which develops brain-computer-interfaces, and to the business neuroloop, which develops a neurotechnical implants for the therapy of hypertension. His research interests lie in the field of neurotechnology, in particular the development of microimplants, neural interfaces and biocompatible assembly- and connection technologies.