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Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Werner

Jürgen Werner - Curriculum
1966 Diploma Technical University Darmstadt, Faculty for Electrical Engineering. Thesis on control of chemical reactor systems with distributed parameters
1966-1970 Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Physiology of the Medical Faculty of the University Frankfurt/Main
1970 Doctor of Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Technical University Darmstadt. Thesis on control of human motor systems
1970-1975 Scientific Assistant and Chief Engineer at the Institute of Physiology, Ruhr-University Bochum
1975 Habilitation in „Physiology“ at the Faculty of Scientific Medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum. Thesis on dynamics of human temperature regulation.
1975 Offer of a chair in Simulation Techniques of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Bremen (not accepted)
1975 Professor of Electrophysiology at the Ruhr-University Bochum
1974-1986 Project leader and Member of Board of the interdisciplinary Sonderforschungsbereich (Research Center) “Biological information acquisition and processing”
1976-1985 In addition to the educational duties in Physiology, Lecturer in Medical Informatics and Biomathematics
1984-1985 Dean of Faculty of Scientific Medicine. Main task: Merging of Faculty of Scientific Medicine and Faculty of Theoretical and Clinical Medicine
1984-2005 Member of Committee Biomedical Engineering of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
1984-2005 Member of International Steering Committee Environmental Ergonomics (ICEE).
1998 – 2000: President
1986 Visiting Professor at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1986-1996 University Professor and Head of Department of Biocybernetics of the Medical Faculty of the Ruhr-University
1992 Offer of a chair and Head of Center for Man-Machine-Systems of the Technical University of Berlin (not accepted)
1993-2002 Dean for Structure of the Medical Faculty. Main task: Cooperation and concentration within the University Clinics and integration with “Campus Medicine”
1994-2002 Member of International Union of Physiological Sciences Committee (IUPS) Thermal Physiology
1996 Appointment to the Chair of Biomedical Engineering of the Medical Faculty of the Ruhr-University Bochum. Head of Department
1998-2005 Member of Board of Academy of Public Health Bochum
1999-2007 Member of Board of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT)
2000-2002 Inaugural coordinator of committee „Automatic control systems for medicine (AUTOMED)“ of the VDI / VDE Society of Sensor and Control Engineering and of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering
2000-2004 Member of Board of the Foundation “Cardiology”
2001-2003 Speaker of Working Group Biomedical Engineering
2001-2005 Member of Board of Competence Center Medical Techniques Ruhr (KMR)
2003/2004 Inaugural Director of University Center of Medical Techniques (UZMT)
2006 Professor Emeritus, Medical Faculty, Ruhr-University Bochum 
2007 Scientific Expert, European Commission, Brussels


Scientific activities

Interdisciplinary cooperation Medicine / Biology / Engineering / Mathematics / Physics.
Continuous grants by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) since 1974.

  • Experimental and simulation studies on control mechanisms and information processing in the body (Biocybernetics)
    • Human motor control loops; man-machine-systems
    • Thermoregulation and fever
  • Medical sensory and information techniques
    • Neuronal signal processing
    • Physiological measurements and biosignal processing
  • Clinical and environmental ergonomics
    • The organism under extreme stress
    • Technical control loops for heat stroke prophylaxis
    • Optimization of loco-regional hyperthermia therapy
  • Electrotherapy of the heart and cardiovascular engineering
    • Cardiac sensor techniques
    • Rate adaptive pacemaker systems
    • Automatic cardioverter / defibrillator
    • Automatically controlled heart-lung-machines
    • Perfusion systems for donor organs
    • Cardio-circulatory simulation studies


More than 280 publications (see list of publications).
More than 160 national and international lectures.



Lectures and courses

1966 – 1970 Faculty for Electrical Engineering, Technical University Darmstadt,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Frankfurt / Main.
Biocybernetics, Medical Statistics, Physiology
1970 - 2005 Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences of Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum.
Physiology, Biocybernetics, Biomathematics, Medical Informatics, Biomedical Engineering



German Physiological Society (DPG) und International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS).

German Society of Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT im VDE).

Society of Sensor and Control Engineering (GMA im VDI/VDE) and International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

International Conference of Environmental Ergonomics.

German Society of Cardiology – cardiovascular research (DGK) and working group arrhythmia.


Reviewing activities

European Commission

German Research Association

Austrian Research Association

German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development

IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering

Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing

Biomedizinische Technik / Biomedical Engineering

ASME Transactions on Biomechanical Engineering

American J. of Physiology

European J. of Physiology

J. of Physiology

J. of Applied Physiology

European J. of Applied Physiology

Biological Cybernetics

J. of Applied Human Sciences

J. Thermal Biology

at- Automatisierungstechnik


and others


Organisation of conferences and workshops

2000 International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics, Dortmund
2001 Annual Conference of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering (in cooperation with H. Ermert), Bochum
2001 Workshop „Automatic control systems for medicine“, Bochum
2009 Special Symposium “Systems- and control-theory meets systems- and neuro-physiology”, Matsue (Japan)
2009 Theme Chair World Congress “Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering”, Munich
2011 Special Symposium “Functional Models of Human Temperature Regulation”, Nafplio (Greece)

Member in numerous national and international „Advisory Boards“.