Dresden University of Technology

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

WELCOME TO THE Homepage OF THE PULMONARY Engineering Group

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Pulmonary Engineering Group (PEG)

The PEG is a team of researchers from the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital Dresden (department head: Professor T. Koch).

Our group is interested in the development and evaluation of new and innovative forms of mechanical ventilation, with a focus on the therapy of acute lung failure (ALI/ARDS). We conduct research in large and small animal models at the Medical Theoretical Center (MTZ). Our clinical trials are undertaken in operating suites and intensive care units at the university hospital.

In addition, we are involved in the development of innovative tools for modeling and diagnosing the respiratory system. A number of highly skilled engineers provide us with technical expertise on this project.



Our group is comprised of anesthesiologists, engineers, biologists, medical laboratory technicians as well as doctoral students and research fellows. Presiding the group is M. Gama de Abreu, Professor of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Head of Research.


Author: Thomas Kiss


Head of Group:                
Prof. Dr. med.
Marcelo Gama de Abreu
Tel.: +49 351 458-4488
Fax: +49 351 458-4336

Laboratory Coordinator
Dr. rer. medic.
Robert Huhle
Tel.: +49 351 458-10405

Coordinators Experimental and Clinical Trials:
Dr. med.
Martin Scharffenberg
Tel.: +49 351 458-19734

Dr. med.
Jakob Wittenstein
Tel.: +49 351 458-19887

Postal Address:
Fetscherstrasse 74
01307 Dresden

Visitor Address:
Medizinisch Theoretisches Zentrum (MTZ)
House 91
Laboratory A.20.020
Fiedlerstrasse 42
01307 Dresden