Tobias Seidl is Professor at the Westfälische Hochschule in Bocholt, where he established a bachelor’s degree in biomimetics. After his studies in Saarbrücken – where he produced seminal work on the adhesion mechanism of spiders and spent six months at BMW group as a biomimetics expert – he did his PhD on the navigational system of desert ants at the University of Zurich and in Tunisia. He then received a fellowship with the European Space Agency (Noordwijk, The Netherlands) where he worked on biomimetic and bioengineering topics including verifying brain machine interfaces on the 47th parabolic flight campaign. Since 2010 he is full professor in Bocholt.