Christoph Pfeiffer

Assistant professor

Assistant Professor in Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and head of NatMEG (the National Facility for Magnetoencephalography, https://natmeg.se/)

About me

I am an electrical engineer by training. I did my PhD at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, where I developed an on-scalp magnetoencephalography (MEG) system using high-Tc SQUID sensors and benchmarked it against the conventional MEG system at KI – including the first epilepsy recording with on-scalp MEG. After defending, I joined Professor Lauri Parkkonen’s Neuroimaging Methods group at Aalto University, Finland, where I developed novel optically pumped magnetometer (OPM) sensors for MEG. 

Research description

My research focuses on developing on-scalp MEG using next-generation sensors. In addition to developing hardware and methods for on-scalp MEG, I am investigating academic (such as high-resolution imaging) and clinical on-scalp MEG applications (such as epilepsy and brain computer interfaces for patients with motor impairment).