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Head of the Berlin Institute

Prof. Dr. Tobias Schäffter

Tobias Schäffter studied electrical engineering and computer science at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin until 1993. In 1996 he obtained his PhD degree in magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopic imaging at Universität Bremen (Lab of Prof. Leibfritz). From 1996-2006, he worked as Principal Scientist at Philips Research in Hamburg on new MR measurement and reconstruction techniques and managed their clinical evaluation and product integration.

In April 2006, Professor Schäffter took up the post as the Philip Harris Professor of Imaging Sciences at King’s College London. He was department head of biomedical engineering and the deputy head of the division in imaging sciences. He taught in the BSc and MSc programmes of Biomedical Engineering and was the director of the joint doctorial training centre in medical imaging between King’s College London and Imperial College London.

Since 2015 he heads the Division 8 of Medical Physics and Metrological Information Technology at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Berlin. He is also a Professor in Biomedical Imaging at TU Berlin and the Einstein Centre Digital Future. Since 2019 he acts as the Head of the Berlin Institute of the PTB to represent the President at the Berlin sites. Two divisions are located at Berlin-Charlottenburg and Berlin-Adlershof working in the fields of “Temperature and Synchrotron Radiation” (Division 7), “Medical Physics and Metrological Information Technology" (Division 8) , as well as in a modern administration and the technical infrastructure.