Prof. Dr. Volker M. Koch


Prof. Dr. Volker M. Koch Leiter Master of Science MSc

  • Adresse Berner Fachhochschule
    Technik und Informatik
    Abt Master of Science
    Quellgasse 21
    2501 Biel


  • Volker M. Koch started his career with an industrial apprenticeship in electrical engineer- ing. Afterwards, he studied at universities in Paderborn (Germany), Waterloo (Canada), and Karlsruhe (Germany). He received his MSc degree in electrical engineering and information technology from the University of Karlsruhe in 2001. His area of specialization was biomedical engineering. He obtained a master’s degree in management in 2004, a PhD in biomedical signal processing in 2007, and a certificate of teaching ability in electrical engineering in 2010, all from ETH Zurich (Switzerland). As a student, he worked on projects at the University of Waterloo (Canada), a Fraunhofer Institute (Germany), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), MIT (USA), Stanford University (USA), the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Japan), and the VA Palo Alto Rehabilitation R&D Center/Stanford University (USA). During his PhD studies, he was a full-time research and teaching assistant at the Signal and Information Processing Lab of ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and a part-time lecturer at HTA Lucerne (Switzerland).
  • After graduating as Dr. sc. ETH, he became a consultant in Zurich (Switzerland). Since 2008 he has been a professor of biomedical engineering and a Co-Director of the Biomedical Engineering Lab at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Department of Engineering and Information Technology (BFH-TI, Switzerland). He participated in and lead several R&D projects, including CTI- and Nano-Tera-funded projects. Furthermore, he has been the Deputy Program Director of the MSc in Biomedical Engineering program at the University of Bern (Switzerland). In this program, he is also responsible for the Electronic Implants major. In 2013, he became the Director of Master’s Programs and a member of the Board of Directors at BFH-TI.
  • Prof. Koch is the President of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering and a board member of the Professional Group Life Science of Swiss Engineering. As a Senior Member of IEEE, he was Chair of the IEEE Switzerland Section and the Founding Chair of the Swiss IEEE EMBS Chapter.


  • Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering: President

  • Swiss Engineering, Professional Group Life Science: Board Member

Sprachen- und Länderkenntnisse

  • Deutschland
  • Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
  • Kanada
  • Japan
  • Vereinigtes Königreich Großbritannien und Nordirland
  • Schweiz
  • China