Prof. Dr. Volker M. Koch
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Engineering and Information Technology
Phone: +41 32 321 63 84
Volker M. Koch
started his career with an industrial apprenticeship in electrical engineering. Afterwards, he studied at universities in Paderborn (Germany), Waterloo (Canada), and Karlsruhe (Germany). He received his MSc degree in electrical engineering and information technology from the University of Karlsruhe in 2001. His area of specialization was biomedical engineering. He obtained a master’s degree in management in 2004, a PhD in biomedical signal processing in 2007, and the Certificate of Teaching Ability in Electrical Engineering in 2010, all from ETH Zurich (Switzerland).
As a student, he worked on projects at the University of Waterloo (Canada), a Fraunhofer Institute (Germany), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), MIT (USA), Stanford University (USA), the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Japan), and the VA Palo Alto Rehabilitation R&D Center/Stanford University (USA). He was a research and teaching assistant at the Signal and Information Processing Lab of ETH Zurich (Switzerland), a part-time lecturer at HTA Lucerne (Switzerland), and a consultant at AWK Group AG (Switzerland). He is now a professor of biomedical engineering and Co-Director of the Biomedical Engineering Lab at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland). Furthermore, he is the Deputy Program Director of the MSc in Biomedical Engineering program at the University of Bern. In this program, he is also responsible for the Electronic Implants major.
Prof. Koch is the Chair of the Swiss IEEE EMBS Chapter, Vice Chair and Educational Activities Officer of the IEEE Switzerland Section, and member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering.