Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs
Prof. Dr. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs was head of the Laboratory for Continuum Robotics at the Center of Mechatronics of Leibniz Universität Hannover from November 2015 to March 2019. The lab originated from her Emmy Noether Research Group CROSS which was funded by the German Research Foundation from 2013 to 2019.
Jessica Burgner-Kahrs graduated from Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany in computer science and got her Ph.D. at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Before she started at Leibniz Universität Hannover in 2013, she was Research Associate at Vanderbilt University, USA for two years.
Her research focus lies on continuum robotics. In 2015 she was awarded with the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize and the Lower Saxony Science Award in the category Young Researcher. She was also nominated Young Researcher of the Year 2015 from academics and ZEIT publishers. The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences arwarded her the Engineering Science Prize in 2016.