Short CV/Education and training

  • 2000 – 2006
    Studied informatics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany

  • 2006 – 2010
    Research associate, Intelligent Process Control and Robotics (IPR), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

  • 2010 – 2012
    Research associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, USA

  • 2012 – 2013
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship Rückgewinnung deutscher Wissenschaftler aus dem Ausland (to encourage German academics to return from abroad), Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

  • 2013
    April to September, business manager, Hannover Centre of Mechatronics (MZH), Leibniz University Hannover

  • Since 2013
    Head of the Emmy Noether junior research group CROSS, MZH, Leibniz University Hannover

  • Since 2015
    Head of the Laboratory for Continuum Robotics (LKR), MZH, Leibniz University Hannover

Selected publications

  • J. Burgner-Kahrs, D.C. Rucker, H. Choset: Continuum Robots for Medical Applications. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), 31(6):1261-1280, 2015.

  • J. Burgner, D.C. Rucker, H.B. Gilbert, P.J. Swaney, P.T. Russell III, K.D. Weaver, R.J. Webster III: A Telerobotic System for Transnasal Surgery. IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics (TMech) 19(3), pp. 996-1006, 2014.

  • J. Burgner-Kahrs, H.B. Gilbert, J. Granna, P.J. Swaney, R.J. Webster III: Workspace Characterization for Concentric Tube Continuum Robots. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 1269-1275, 2014. Finalist Best Application Paper Award.

  • J. Burgner, P.J. Swaney, R.A. Lathrop, K.D. Weaver, R.J. Webster III: Debulking From Within: A Robotic Steerable Cannula for Intracerebral Hemorrhage Evacuation. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME) 60(9), pp. 2567-2575, 2013.

  • J. Burgner, H.B. Gilbert, R.J. Webster III: On the Computational Design of Concentric Tube Robots: Incorporating Volume-Based Objectives. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1185-1190, 2013. Finalist Best Medical Robotics Paper Award.

  • J. Burgner, P.J. Swaney, T.L. Bruns, M.S. Clark, D.C. Rucker, E.C. Burdette, R.J. Webster III: An Autoclavable Steerable Cannula Manual Deployment Device: Design and Accuracy Analysis. ASME Journal of Medical Devices (JMD) 6(4), 041007 (7 pages), 2012.


Selected projects

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 #NS087796-01A1, Debulking from Within: A Steerable Needle for Intracerebral Hemorrhage Aspiration, proposal submitter: R.J. Webster III (PI), M.I. Miga (PI), J. Burgner (Co-I), K.D. Weaver (Co-I), P.E. Williams (Co-I), 2014-2016

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) BU 2935/1-1, Emmy Noether junior research group, CROSS - Continuum RObots for Surgical Systems, proposal submitter: J. Burgner-Kahrs (PI), 2013-2018

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Speaker for the research group "Human-Machine Interaction in Surgery", German Society for Computer and Robotic Assisted Surgery

  • Member of Young Researcher Force. International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS), since 2014

  • Member of the scientific advisory board to the German Society for Computer and Robotic Assisted Surgery, since 2013

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