Prof. Dr. Tim Lüth

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Lüth’s (b. 1965) research covers the development of processes and mechatronic systems for medical devices and surgical robots, rapid prototyping and assistance systems for the elderly.

Professor Lüth studied electrical engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology until 1989. In 1993, he obtained his doctorate at the University of Karlsruhe with a thesis on robot manufacture. In 1994/1995, he was visiting professor at the Japanese robotics research institute ETL of MITI-AIST. He completed his lecturer qualification in computer science at the University of Karlsruhe in 1997. In the same year, he was appointed associate professor of clinical navigation and robotics at the Charité institute of Humboldt University Berlin. In 2001, he became a full professor in Berlin and received the newly created Chair of Mechatronic Medical Technology, an institute jointly organized by Charité and the Fraunhofer Society. In 2005, Prof. Lüth was appointed full professor at TUM at the Chair of Micro Technology and Medical Device Technology.


Aguib, H.; Roppenecker, D.; Lueth, T. C.; , "Experimental Validation of a Tissue-Joining Implant Providing Flexible Adaptation to the Thickness of the Stomach Wall," Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on , vol.58, no.2, pp.429-434, Feb. 2011


Lueth TC: “Medical and Information Technology”. In: Technology Guide. Editor:  Bullinger HJ. 2009; 216-221.

Stopp, S.; Svejdar, D.; von Kienlin, E.; Deppe, H.; Lueth, T.C.; , "A New Approach for Creating Defined Geometries by Navigated Laser Ablation Based on Volumetric 3-D Data," Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on , vol.55, no.7, pp.1872-1880, July 2008


Wallenhauer, C.; Gottlieb, B.; Kappel, A.; Schwebel, T.; Rucha, J.; Luth, T.; , "Accurate Load Detection Based on a New Piezoelectric Drive Principle Employing Phase-Shift Measurement," Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of , vol.16, no.2, pp.344-350, April 2007


Buzug T, Lueth TC: "Perspective in Image-Guided Surgery". Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company, 2004.