TUM Department Electrical and Computer Engineering:
CoC Neuro-Engineering
Center of Competence


Engineering and neurobiology converge in new discoveries in the brain as well as innovations for future neuroprosthetics and brain-technologies-interfaces. This neuro research improves neuro application systems.

The new CoC for Neuro-Engineering supports research at TUM with state-of-the-art computational and fabrication facilities for developing novel technologies for health care and active ageing.


This research aims at understanding neuronal information processing from sensory input to behavior, and its implementation in technology and concerns medicine and technical systems.

This multidisciplinary CoC will unite neuroscience and application-oriented engineering, biology, zoology, medicine and combine TUM engineering and neurological programs such as of LMU, BCCN.

This CoC for NeuroEngineering research will also have programs for young engineers for analyzing the function of the nervous system, developing methods to restore damaged neurological function, and creating artificial neuronal systems by integrating physical, chemical, mathematical, biological, and engineering tools.

  • Neuro-Medical electronics
  • Neuro-Sensory systems and information processing in visual, auditory and haptic domains
  • Closed loop Neural Perception-Cognition-Action Systems
  • Bio-sensors
  • Brain-Machine and Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Neuro-based electronics
  • Neuronal data processing
  • Self-organizing multi-core processors

Coordinator: Gordon Cheng, Cognitive Systems
Second Coordinator: Jörg Conradt, Neuroscientific System Theory
Martin Buss, Automatic Control Engineering
Samarjit Chakraborty, Real-Time Computer Systems
Klaus Diepold, Data Processing
Stefan Glasauer, Sensorimotor Research
J. Leo van Hemmen, Theoretical Biophysics
Werner Hemmert, Bio-inspired Information Processing
Andreas Herkersdorf, Integrated Systems
Martin Kleinsteuber, Geometric Optimization and Machine Learning
Dongheui Lee, Dynamic Human-Robot-Interaction for Automation Systems
Tim C. Lüth, Micro Technology and Medical Device Technology
Paolo Lugli, Nanoelectronics
Harald Luksch, Zoology
Gerhard Rigoll, Human-Machine Communication
Florian Röhrbein, Robotics and Embedded Systems
Bernhard Seeber, Audio-Information Processing
Anton Sirota, Cognition and Neuronal Plasticity
Marc Tornow, Molecular Elektronics
Bernhard Wolf, Medical Electronics
Bernhard Wolfrum, Nanoelektronik

  • Neuronal circuits and information processing at the systemic level for technical implementation (such as robotics) and medical settings (such as prosthesis, BMI/BCI)
  • (Neural) Systems-on-chipBio-Sensors
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Neural computation
  • Autonomic and organic computing
  • Various BCCN projects (Buss, Cheng, Conradt, Hemmert, Kleinsteuber, Seeber)
  • EU projects / collaborations (Buss, Cheng, Conradt, Lugli, Scarpa)
    e.g. CONTEST (Lugli und Cheng), GRIDMAP (Conradt), OLIMPIA (Lugli und Scarpa)
  • Autonomous System on Chip (DFG priority program 1183)