At the interface between medicine and technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Hoog Antink new professor for etit

2021/05/11 by

Since 01.01.2021, Professor Dr.-Ing. Hoog Antink is the new professor for Medical Engineering at the Department etit. His research interests are in the field of artificial intelligence in medicine and medical signal processing. In his lectures, he plans to introduce students to the interplay between technology and medicine.

What was your first experience in the faculty?

That would inevitably have been a Zoom conference, where I received a very warm and collegial welcome despite the pandemic situation.

What can students expect from you and your lectures?

Exciting topics at the interface of technology and medicine. Certainly, one or two foreign

Latin words as well, but you don't necessarily have to learn them by heart.

If I hadn't become a professor, I would now be….

…I would be working as a diplomat in the German Foreign Office, preferably posted in Italy or Malaysia. Or perhaps I would be working in the research department of a medium-sized medical technology company.

What are three things you would bring with you to a deserted island?

If I were to declare my wife and son “things,” I would probably get into trouble. Therefore: a bass, a solar-powered e-book reader and a water purifier.

To me, being a professor means…

…having the freedom to work on exciting topics with interesting and interested people here and around the world.

Professional career

Since 2021 Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) for Medical Engineering, TU Darmstadt

2017 – 2020 Senior Engineer, Head of the Medical Signal Processing Group, Chair of Medical Information Technology, RWTH Aachen University.

2012 – 2017 Research assistant at the Department of Medical Information Technology, PhD in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Dr.-Ing.), RWTH Aachen University

2009 – 2011 Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.), University at Buffalo, USA

2005 – 2012 Studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Dipl.-Ing.), RWTH Aachen University