Peter Ertl holds an Engineering degree in Biotechnology (BOKU, Austria), a PhD in Chemistry (Univ. Waterloo, Canada) and has received his Post-doctoral Training as a Biophysicist from University of California at Berkeley (US). In 2003, he co-founded a biotech start-up company where he served for many years as Director of Product Development in Kitchener-Waterloo (CAD) developing bench-top sized cell analyzers. In 2005, he started working as a Senior Scientist in the BioSensor Technology Unit at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. In 2016, he was appointed as the Professor for Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Bioscience Technologies at Vienna University of Technology, where his research focuses on the development of Organs-on-a-chip and Chips-in-organ systems for Biomedical Research.