Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thorsten M. Buzug

Open Lab for Robotics and Imaging in Medicine

Universität zu Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lübeck
Gebäude 64, 1. Obergeschoss, Raum 058

Email: buzug(at)
Telefon: +49 451 3101 5208
Fax: +49 451 3101 5204



THORSTEN M. BUZUG was born in Lübeck, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 in Applied Physics from the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany, where he worked in the field of signal processing applied to chaotic systems.

From 1993 to 1994 he had a postdoctoral position at the German Federal Armed Forces Underwater Acoustics and Marine Geophysics Research Institute, where he worked on image acquisition and processing techniques for SONAR applications.

In the end of 1994 he joined the Philips Research Laboratories Hamburg, Germany. He was the leader of the Philips Research Cluster Medical Image Processing and responsible for several projects in that field.

In October 1998 he has been appointed as professor of Physics and Medical Engineering at the RheinAhrCampus Remagen. 2000-2004 he was head of the Academic Development Committee of the RheinAhrCampus Remagen. 2004-2006 he was head of the Joint Council of Campus Departments.

In December 2006 he became Director of the Institute of Medical Engeneering at the University of Luebeck. Since 2011 he is Vice-President of the University of Luebeck.

He has published numerous journal articles, conference papers and books. He is member of the German Physical Society (DPG), German Society of Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT), German Society of Nondestructive Testing (DGfZP), the IEEE and SPIE.


  • Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Technical Imaging
  • Signal and Image Processing

Mitgliedschaften und Rollen

  • Director of the Institute of Medical Engineering
  • Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
  • Chairman of the DGBMT-Board Magnetic Methods in Medicine Board Member of Custer Life-Science North (LSN e.V.)
  • Board Member of the Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (WTSH)
  • Chairman of the Bachelor/Master Program Medical Engineering Science
  • Head of Examination Board Medical Engineering Science
  • Vice-Chairman of the Master Program Biomedical Engineering Speaker of the Center for Imaging Sciences (CIS)
  • Speaker of the Reseach Program Biomedical Engineering at University of Lübeck
  • Member of the Teaching Council of the Section for Technology and Natural Sciences