Sebastian Koenig, Dipl.-Psych., Ph.D. received his Ph.D. in Human Interface Technology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, developing a software framework for individualized virtual reality cognitive rehabilitation. He obtained his degree as Diploma-Psychologist from the University of Regensburg, Germany, in the areas of Clinical Neuropsychology and Virtual Reality Rehabilitation. Dr. Koenig’s professional experience spans over ten years of clinical work and research in cognitive rehabilitation and ten years of virtual reality research, simulation development and user testing. Dr. Koenig has developed numerous software applications for cognitive assessment and training. For his work on the Virtual Memory Task he was awarded the prestigious Laval Virtual Award 2011, category “Medicine and Health”. In 2016, Dr. Koenig received the Early Career Investigator Award, 2nd place, of the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation.
In 2014, Dr. Koenig founded Katana Simulations to further develop and market his virtual rehabilitation research. He leads Katana Simulations’ efforts to design and develop clinical simulations for the assessment and rehabilitation of human cognition and motor function. Katana Simulations has since partnered with prestigious rehabilitation providers, universities and companies in the USA, Germany and Australia, and has been highly successful in attracting grant funding for its projects.
Manja Lenkin, MBA has a Master of Business Administration from Dresden University, Germany, with a focus on Management, Marketing and Business Psychology. She brings a wealth of experience in management, marketing and administration of medical research programs to Katana Simulations. Prior to her work at Katana Simulations Ms Lenkin served as the Director of Operations for the US Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center West Coast Field Office in Los Angeles, where she managed, planned and provided oversight for a large number of congressionally funded research projects with a combined budget of more than 100 Million US Dollars in the areas of medical simulation and training technologies, regenerative medicine, trauma medicine, psychological health, human performance optimization, bio-surveillance and disaster response.