Tobias Schaeffter studied electrical engineering at TU-Berlin until 1993 and obtained his PhD degree in magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopic imaging at University Bremen (Prof. Leibfritz) in 1996. From 1996-2006, he worked as a Principal Scientist at the Philips Research Laboratories in Hamburg (Germany). He was responsible for the development of new MR-acquisition and reconstruction techniques as well as investigation of MR-compatible devices. He managed the clinical evaluation and product integration of research results.
In April 2006, Professor Schaeffter took up the post as the Philip Harris Professor of Imaging Sciences at King’s College London. A major aim of his research is the investigation of fast and quantitative imaging techniques for cardiovascular applications with a strong focus on translation of biomedical engineering into clinical practice. From 2012 to 2015, he was department head of biomedical engineering and the deputy head of the division in imaging sciences. He taught in the BSc and MSc programmes of Biomedical Engineering. As director of the EPSRC doctorial training centre in medical imaging he was responsible for the PhD training programme between King’s and Imperial College London. Since beginning of 2015 Prof. Schaeffter heads the division of medical physics and metrological information technology at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Berlin. Prof. Schaeffter has attracted over €10M in grants during the last 5 years and has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers, 10 book chapters, 400 conference abstracts and 30 international patents.