Alexander Opitz, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Computational Neuroimaging Lab and Center for the Developing Brain

Child Mind Institue

Alexander Opitz, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Opitz obtained an MSc in Physics from the University of Tübingen where he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics developing an open source software to estimate electric fields induced by transcranial electric stimulation (TMS) in realistic head models.

He completed his PhD studies in computational neuroscience at the University of Göttingen, where he developed and experimentally validated new methods for high precision prediction of stimulation areas for noninvasive brain stimulation applications both in healthy and diseased individuals. In his current work, he is investigating basic biophysical and physiological mechanisms of TMS as well as working on personalized stimulation approaches using TMS and fMRI.


  • MS, Physics, University of Tübingen
  • PhD, Computational Neuroscience, University of Göttingen