Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle

Jürgen Steimle is head of the chair for Human-Computer Interaction. Previously, he was head of the independent research group Embodied Interaction and visiting assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Darmstadt University of Technology.

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Research interests

His research interests are centered on how computer interfaces can be integrated more seamlessly with the physical world, in order to enable more effective, expressive and engaging interactions. In his current work, he is investigating flexible displays and sensor surfaces, on-body interaction, embedded user interfaces, and personal fabrication. 

  • Spatial and tangible interfaces
  • Interactive surfaces
  • On-body interfaces and interactive skin
  • Printed electronics, flexible displays and sensors


His work was recognized with an ERC Starting Grant, best paper awards at the top conferences in human-computer interaction ACM CHI and UIST, a Germany Land of Ideas award, and the Best Computer Science Dissertation Award 2009 by the German, Austrian and Swiss Computer Societies. From 2002-2006, he was a scholarship holder of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle

Saarland University
Cluster of Excellence
Multimodal Computing and Interaction

Campus E17 Room 2.22
66123, Saarbrücken

Fon: +49 681302 71935



Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken Computer Science Department, Saarland University Saarland University Cluster of Excellence