I am a scientist and principal investigator at the Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany. I received my diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with the focus on medical devices from the RWTH-Aachen, Germany and received my PhD (Dr.rer.nat) with highest honors from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany where I focused my research on "Radio frequency controlled hyperthermia and its application in ultrahigh field magnetic resonance".
I am the founder of www.opensourceimaging.org and my next goal is to build an affordable (<10000€), open-source MRI scanner. I also want to motivate more open source research and developments around medical hardware in general. Many crucial medical devices are beyond the reach of patients throughout the world. I firmly believe that an open source approach to hardware design will engage communities of developers and produce simple, practical and innovative instruments. Local development, customized production and global education will be encouraged, ultimately resulting in better, sustainable health care for patients throughout the world.