Dr. Stein received his Ph.D. from University of Wuppertal department safety and security in 2001. Since 2004 he has been head of the division engineering psychology at the German Air Force Institute of aviation medicine. At 2007 the University of Wuppertal, department Ergonomics awarded him the academic degree of an associate professor. His current research is focused on investigating cockpit concepts for different military aircraft in close collaboration with EADS.
Dr. Sandl received his diploma in technical physics in 1988 at the Technical University of Munich. After one year as test engineer at MBB flight test, he continued his scientific career at the Max Planck Gesellschaft and received his Ph.D. in 1993 at the University of Bayreuth. Since 1996 he works at, and since 1999 he lead the department of Human Factors Engineering at Cassidian, an EADS company. Currently he is working on new HMI concepts for manned and unmanned military air systems.