Sergej Fatikow Professor Sergej Fatikow studied electrical engineering and computer science at the Ufa Aviation Technical University in Russia, where he received his doctoral degree in 1988 with work on fuzzy control of complex non-linear systems. During his work in Russia he published over 30 papers and received over 50 patents. In 1990 he moved to University of Karlsruhe in Germany, where he initiated the new research field of microrobotics. He became an assistant professor in 1996 and received his habilitation at University of Karlsruhe in 1999. In 2000 he accepted a professor position at the University of Kassel, Germany. A year later, he established a new Division for Microrobotics and Control Engineering (AMiR)at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Since 2001 he is a full professor in the Department of Computing Science and Head of AMiR. His research interests include micro/nanorobotics, industrial robotics and automation at nanoscale, nanohandling inside SEM, AFM-based nanohandling, sensor feedback at nanoscale, and robot control.