PhD: theoretical physics ("summa cum laude"), University of Tübingen, 1997 MS: physics and physical chemistry, University of Göttingen, 1993 BS: physics, University of Göttingen, 1990
Artificial vision (vision prostheses), autonomous robotic space exploration, biomedical sensor and system development, cognitive and reasoning systems, and computer-optimized design
Numeric modeling of physics, biological systems, and computational techniques
Associate professor Wolfgang Fink is the inaugural Edward and Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair with joint appointments in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Systems and Industrial Engineering, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Ophthalmology and Vision Science at the University of Arizona.
From 2001 to 2016 he served as a visiting associate in physics at the California Institute of Technology, and held concurrent appointments as a visiting research associate professor of ophthalmology and neurological surgery at the University of Southern California from 2005 to 2014.
Associate professor Fink is the founder and director of the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory at Caltech and the University of Arizona. He was a senior researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 2000 to 2009.
His research comprises human and brain-machine interfaces, smart service systems, autonomous systems, biomedical engineering for health care, and computer-optimized design. He is an AIMBE Fellow, UA College of Engineering da Vinci Fellow, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He has more than 221 publications and 15 patents to date.