Sebastian Merchel was born in Grimma, Germany, in 1980. He received a Diploma degree in electrical engineering from the Dresden University of Technology, Germany, in 2006. During his studies he visited the Aalborg University in Denmark and participated in the ``Master of Science programme in Acoustics''. He is now working as a research associate at the Institute of Acoustics and Speech Communication, Chair of Acoustic and Haptic Engineering (TU Dresden). His research interests include multimodal user interfaces, audio-tactile perception and digital signal processing. Moreover he is interested in spatial audio, loudspeaker design, music instruments and academic knowledge transfer.