Dr. Ander Ramos Murguialday received his mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of Navarre in San Sebastian, Spain and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the same institution while at the Technical University of Graz, Austria in 2004. He received a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, finishing the degree at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA in 2007. In 2004 he got the Iñaki Goenaga Fellowship starting his work as a researcher in the Fatronik-Tecnalia Technological Foundation, San Sebastian Spain, becoming the director of Tecnalia Germany in 2010. He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at the Max Planck Graduate School University of Tübingen in 2011. Working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, he continued to develop BMI tools for neurorehabilitation followig stroke, being the first to prove the efficacy of this method in a randomized controlled study in 2013. He has since continued his work on neurorehabilitation and neuroprosthetics with research collaborations throughout Germany and Spain. In 2016 he became the Director of Tecnalia’s newly founded Neurotechnology Research Laboratory and in 2017 he became part of of TECNALIA’s executive board. He is also a Junior Group Leader at the University of Tübingen and is about to finish his habilitation. His involvement in basic and applied science, as well as developing technology to market ready status, has allowed him to write 2 patents and to be involved in the creation of 2 start-ups.
Among his several awards, he received Walter Kalkhof-Rose-Gedächtnispreis 2014 (Young Investigator/Scientist Award 2014 by the German Academy of Science, the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation (WFNR) Franz Gerstenbrand Award (2015).
His research interests include robotics and mechatronics, neurophysiology, neuroplasticity, neuroprosthetics and neurorehabilitation using neural interfacing techniques.p>His research interests include robotics and mechatronics, neurophysiology, neuroplasticity, neuroprosthetics and neurorehabilitation using BMI techniques (EEG, MEG, ECoG) coupled with robotics.