LHFT Alumnus wins the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2023

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Dr.-Ing. Stephan Biber / Siemens Healthineers AG and his “Team 1” received the German President’s Award for Technology and Innovation, the Deutscher Zukunftspreis (https://www.deutscher-zukunftspreis.de/en). In addition to Dr.-Ing. Stephan Biber and Dr. rer. nat. David M. Grodzki from Siemens Healthineers, Team 1 also includes Prof. Dr. med. Michael Uder from the University Hospital Erlangen.

Team 1 was selected for their entry “Open to All: A New MRI for the World“. The innovation revolves around a novel, ultra-compact, and user-friendly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device intended for medical diagnostics. By significantly reducing costs and being exceptionally user-friendly, this remarkable innovation provides the opportunity to introduce one of the most potent imaging methods to a broad portion of the world’s population who had hitherto lacked access to this type of medical care.

Dr. Biber received his degree in electrical engineering from FAU in Erlangen and received his doctorate in 2005 at the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (LHFT) under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lorenz-Peter Schmidt. Dr. Biber has been a lecturer at LHFT since that time, and he contributes with his dedication to teaching and basic research, as exemplified by his lecture on “Medical Applications of RF and Microwave Technology”.

The entire LHFT congratulates Dr. Biber and his team for this outstanding award.