Thomas Penzel

Thomas Penzel, PhD, is a physicist, human biologist, and physiologist. He is the scientific director of the sleep medicine center at Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany since 2006. He is interested in cardiac, circulation, respiration and sleep regulation and related biosignals and diagnostic and therapeutic systems. For these physiological systems and for clinical applications translational research is regarded as future directing. He is member of several editorial boards of other journals and involved in the boards of several societies related to biomedical engineering and sleep medicine.

Associated articles

IEEE PULSE, From the Editor September/October 2014
Sleep Disorders: Fertile Ground for Novel Engineering Approaches
We spend roughly one-third of our lives asleep. Although the primary function of sleep remains a topic of debate among researchers, there is agreement that sleep is important for the rejuvenation of many bodily functions. The endocrine and immune systems are particularly... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Challenges and Opportunities, March/April 2016
Sleep Quality Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities
For a long time, sleep researchers have asked why we sleep and what are the physiological and mental needs which require sleep [1]. Today we understand that sleep is important for productivity, health, cognition, and well-being. As a consequence, physical... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Challenges and Opportunities, July/August 2016
Sleep Quality Assessment
For a long time, sleep researchers have asked why we sleep and what physiological and mental needs require sleep [1]. Today, we understand that sleep is important for productivity, health, cognition, and well-being. As a consequence, physical recreation, hormone secretion,... Read more