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Prof. Dr. Armin Bolz

Alumnus of the Pattern Recognition Lab of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Armin Bolz (German), born in 1964, studied physics at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen, Germany. In 1991 he obtained his Ph.D. in physics with an analysis of the charge transfer at the surface of biomaterials. The results of the thesis allowed to improve the hemocompatibility of implants significantly. Thus, he started first industrial activities in the thin film physics and coating business. For the results of his thesis he received the award of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering. Based on these experiences Armin Bolz habilitated in 1994 at the same university. Inventing a fractally structured surface coating he opened the door for major improvements in electrotherapy with regard to energy consumption, lifetime and algorithmic challenges. Today, fractally coated pacing leads are state of the art in pacemaker industry.


After 3 years in industry as a director of R&D at BIOTRONIK GmbH Armin Bolz was elected Professor at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and Director of the Department of medical information technology (MIT) at the Forschungszentrum Informatik.


In 2001 he founded a startup company CORSCIENCE GmbH & Co KG. CORSCIENCE is developing diagnostic and therapeutic devices for cardiology on an OEM basis. In 2004 CORSCIENCE received the innovation award from Bavaria as well as a founders award from the IHK. Today Corscience has 60 employees and is a leading company in the field of defibrillation and cardiac diagnosis.


On the academic side Armin Bolz is former President of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT), member of the board of directors of the German Electrotechnical Society (VDE) as well as the DKE and member of numerous other national and international organizations.