Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Steffen Leonhardt
1982 - 1989
1985 - 1987
M.S. in Computer Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
1989 - 1998
Medical School (part-time), Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. Final year rotations at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands (supervised by Prof. Burkhard Lachmann, M.D., Ph.D.).
Dr.-Ing. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Rolf Isermann, Ph.D.
Dr. med. degree from the Medical Faculty of Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
1990 - 1998
Ph.D. student and research assistant, later Post-Doc at the Institute for Automatic Control (Prof. Rolf Isermann), Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
1999 - 2003
R&D Manager at Dräger Medical AG & Co. KG, Lübeck, Germany.
Philips endowed Chair of Medical Information Technology, Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Prizes and Awards
Appointment as "Distinguished Professor" at the IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Doctor honoris causa of CTU Prague, Article
2015 - 2016
Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Fellow of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
Member of the board of trustee of the Eduard-Rhein-Foundation
BMBF-Innovation price for Medical Engineering 2009 (together with the Chair of Medical Engineering)
Faculty Price: Best Medical Thesis of the Year 2001, Award of the Medical Faculty
1. Price in the medical software challenge "Medical Software '97" at MEDICA fair 1997, Düsseldorf, Germany
2. Price in the medical software challenge "Medical Software '92" at MEDICA fair 1992, Düsseldorf, Germany
Stipends and Research Visits
Sabbatical at the IMES of MIT in Boston
Sabbatical at the Clinic for Surgical Intensive Care Medicine of the UK Aachen (May - July 2019)
Sabbatical at IIT Madras, Chennai (March-April 2019)
Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) - Scholarship, Guest Lecturer at the IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Sabbatical, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, U.K. (April – Aug. 2010)
Research scholarship, Heinrich-Hertz-Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany
1985 - 1988
Student grant of the German National Academic Foundation ("Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes")
1985 - 1987
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS)
Scientific Positions and Duties
International Acadmic Committee, School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiatong University (SJTU)
Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques (iba)
President of the International Society for Bioelectromagnetism
Symposium Intensive Medicine + Intensive Care, Bremen: Member of the program committee, design of the technology track
Bremer Symposium Intensivmedizin + Intensivpflege, Member of the program committee, responsible for the track “technology”
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Affiliate Faculty at the School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA, USA
Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI), formely IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (TITB)
Associate Editor of the German Biomedical Engineering Journal "Biomedizinische Technik"
Liason Officer of the German National Academic Foundation at RWTH Aachen University
Scientific Advisory Board of the German VDI/VDE-Society for Measurement and Automatic Control (GMA)