BCS Team Members

Prof. Dr. Heinz Köppl

Head of lab


work +49 6151 16-57 235
cell 0151-613 757 19
fax +49 6151 16-57 241

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Rundeturmstrasse 12
64283 Darmstadt


Since January 2014 Heinz Koeppl is a full professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Darmstadt with a co-affiliation at the Department of Biology. Prior to that he was a SNSF assistant professor at the Automatic Control Lab of ETH Zurich and a group leader at IBM Research – Zurich.

Heinz went to a school for electrical engineering (HTL) and later got his M.Sc. in physics from Graz Karl-Franzens University (2001) and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Graz University of Technology (2004). His PhD thesis was done in collaboration with Infineon Technologies within a Christian Doppler Laboratory. After doing his civil service for the Austrian federal government for a year, he went on as a Schroedinger fellow to UC Berkeley, USA to work with Leon Chua at the EECS department. From fall 2006 to fall 2010 he has been a postdoc at the Laboratory of Nonlinear Systems at the School of Communication and Computer Sciences at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne) Lausanne, Switzerland. In spring 2008, he did a three month visit at the Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston USA. He received an IBM Faculty Award (2014) and runs an ERC Consolidator grant since 2018.

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