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Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Biomedical Physics (Prof. Pfeiffer)

Postal address

Postal:
James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München

  • Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 10827, 12551
  • Room: 5101.EG.093
  • franz.pfeiffer(at)tum.de

  • X-ray Physics and Applications
  • Biomedical Imaging/ Computed Tomography
  • X-Ray and Neutron Optics
  • Synchrotron Instrumentation
  • Microscopy

  • 347
    Töpperwien, Mareike; Gradl, Regine; Keppeler, Daniel; Vassholz, Malte; Meyer, Alexander; Hessler, Roland; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz; Moser, Tobias; Salditt, Tim: Propagation-based phase-contrast x-ray tomography of cochlea using a compact synchrotron source. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 4922 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 346
    Gradl, Regine; Dierolf, Martin; Günther, Benedikt; Hehn, Lorenz; Möller, Winfried; Kutschke, David; Yang, Lin; Donnelley, Martin; Murrie, Rhiannon; Erl, Alexander; Stoeger, Tobias; Gleich, Bernhard; Achterhold, Klaus; Schmid, Otmar; Pfeiffer, Franz; Morgan, Kaye Susannah: In vivo Dynamic Phase-Contrast X-ray Imaging using a Compact Light Source. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 6788 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 345
    Birnbacher, Lorenz; Viermetz, Manuel; Noichl, Wolfgang; Allner, Sebastian; Fehringer, Andreas; Marschner, Mathias; von Teuffenbach, Maximilian; Willner, Marian; Achterhold, Klaus; Noël, Peter B.; Koehler, Thomas; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Tilted grating phase-contrast computed tomography using statistical iterative reconstruction. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 6608 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 344
    Eggl, Elena; Grandl, Susanne; Sztrόkay-Gaul, Anikό; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Heck, Lisa; Burger, Karin; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Mayr, Doris; Wilkens, Jan J.; Auweter, Sigrid D.; Gleich, Bernhard; Hellerhoff, Karin; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Dose-compatible grating-based phase-contrast mammography on mastectomy specimens using a compact synchrotron source. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 15700 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 343
    Viermetz, Manuel; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Willner, Marian; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: High resolution laboratory grating-based X-ray phase-contrast CT. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 342
    Braig, Eva; Böhm, Jessica; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Günther, Benedikt; Mechlem, Korbinian; Allner, Sebastian; Sellerer, Thorsten; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Noël, Peter; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Rummeny, Ernst; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Direct quantitative material decomposition employing grating-based X-ray phase-contrast CT. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 16394 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 341
    Müller, Mark; Kimm, Melanie A.; Ferstl, Simone; Allner, Sebastian; Achterhold, Klaus; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz; Busse, Madleen: Nucleus-specific X-ray stain for 3D virtual histology. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 17855 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 340
    Gustschin, A.; Neuwirth, T.; Backs, A.; Schulz, M.; Pfeiffer, F.: Fabrication of gadolinium particle-based absorption gratings for neutron grating interferometry. Review of Scientific Instruments 89 (10), 2018, 103702 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 339
    Busse, Madleen; Müller, Mark; Kimm, Melanie A.; Ferstl, Simone; Allner, Sebastian; Achterhold, Klaus; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Three-dimensional virtual histology enabled through cytoplasm-specific X-ray stain for microscopic and nanoscopic computed tomography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (10), 2018, 2293-2298 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 338
    Hehn, Lorenz; Gradl, Regine; Voss, Andrej; Günther, Benedikt; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Willer, Konstantin; Allner, Sebastian; Hammel, Jörg U.; Hessler, Roland; Morgan, Kaye S.; Herzen, Julia; Hemmert, Werner; Pfeiffer, Franz: Propagation-based phase-contrast tomography of a guinea pig inner ear with cochlear implant using a model-based iterative reconstruction algorithm. Biomedical Optics Express 9 (11), 2018, 5330 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

  • 10
    Baumann, J; David, C; Engelhardt, M; Freudenberger, J; Hempel, E; Hoheisel, M; Honal, M; Mertelmeier, T; Pfeiffer, F; Popescu, S; Schuster, M: Measurement system for noninvasive determination of properties of object, has phase contrast medium that comprises base liquid and multiple particles so that refractive index of base liquid differs with refractive index of particles. mehr… BibTeX
  • 9
    Baumann, J; David, C; Engelhardt, M; Freudenberger, J; Hempel, E; Hoheisel, M; Mertelmeier, T; Pfeiffer, F; Popescu, S; Schuster, M; Darfitt, C; Engelhart, M; Freundenberger, J: Focus-detector arrangement for X-ray apparatus for generating projective and tomographic phase contrast recordings of observed region, comprises phase grating, and analysis-detector system. mehr… BibTeX
  • 8
    Baumann, J; David, C; Engelhardt, M; Freudenberger, J; Hempel, E; Hoheisel, M; Mertelmeier, T; Pfeiffer, F; Popescu, S; Schuster, M; Darfitt, C; Engelhart, M; Freundenberger, J: X-ray optical transmission grating of X-ray apparatus for generating projective and/or tomographic phase contrast recordings of subject, has at least two sub-gratings arranged in direct succession in beam direction. mehr… BibTeX
  • 7
    Baumann, J; David, C; Engelhardt, M; Freudenberger, J; Hempel, E; Hoheisel, M; Mertelmeier, T; Pfeiffer, F; Popescu, S; Schuster, M; Darfitt, C; Engelhart, M; Freundenberger, J: Focus-detector arrangement of X-ray apparatus for generating projective and tomographic phase contrast recording of subject, includes phase grating comprising filler material. mehr… BibTeX
  • 6
    Baumann, J; David, C; Engelhardt, M; Freudenberger, J; Hempel, E; Hoheisel, M; Mertelmeier, T; Pfeiffer, F; Popescu, S; Schuster, M; Darfitt, C; Engelhart, M; Freundenberger, J: Focus-detector arrangement of X-ray apparatus for generating projective and tomographic phase contrast recording of subject, includes X-ray optical grating comprising bars which are free from overhangs forming shadows in beam path of rays. mehr… BibTeX
  • 5
    Baumann, J; Schuster, M; Freudenberger, J; Hempel, E; Hoheisel, M; Mertelmeier, T; Popescu, S; Engelhardt, M; David, C; Pfeiffer, F; Schardt, P; Schillinger, B; Heismann, B; Engelhart, M; Freundenberger, J: Focus-detector system on X-ray equipment for generating projective or tomographic X-ray phase-contrast exposures of an object under examination uses an anode with areas arranged in strips. mehr… BibTeX
  • 4
    David, C; Donath, T; Hempel, E; Hoheisel, M; Matthis, B; Pfeiffer, F; Popescu, S: Method for manufacturing X-ray-optical lattice for X-ray dark field image and for X-ray phase contrast image, involves applying X-ray-sensitive layer with electrical conducting cover layer on base plate. mehr… BibTeX
  • 3
    David, C; Donath, T; Hempel, E; Hoheisel, M; Pfeiffer, F; Popescu, S: Arrangement for one of projective and tomographic phase-contrast imaging in differential phase-contrast computed tomography, scans examination object with different spatial orientations of grid lines of one-dimensional phase grid. mehr… BibTeX
  • 2
    David, C; Donath, T; Hempel, E; Hoheisel, M; Pfeiffer, F; Popescu, S: X-ray computed tomography system for generating tomographic phase contrast and dark field exposure for patient, has grid structure, where distance between grid structure and phase grid is adjusted depending on fan angle. mehr… BibTeX
  • 1
    David, C; Pfeiffer, F: X-ray interferometer for obtaining x-ray images from object, has evaluating unit evaluating intensities for each pixel in images to identify characteristic of object for each individual pixel as absorption dominated pixel. mehr… BibTeX

2017 Alfred-Breit-Prize (German Röntgen Society)
2016 ERC Advanced Grant
2011 Leibniz-Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2010 Röntgen-Prize of the University of Giessen
2009 IDEAS - Starting Grant Award of the European Research Council
2009 National Latsis Research Prize of Switzerland
2003 Dr. Eduard-Martin-Award (Ph.D.) of the University of Saarbrücken

2017 Director of the Munich School of BioEngineering, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
2015 Co-Director of the Center of Advanced Laser Application, Munich (Germany)
2013 Faculty Member in Medicine, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
2009 Full Professor of Physics, Chair for Biomedical Physics, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
2008 Associate Professor of Physics (tenured), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
2007 Assistant Professor of Physics (tenure-track), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
2005 – 2007 Group leader at the Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland)
2003 – 2005 Staff scientist at the Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland)
2003 Visiting scientist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)
2000 – 2002 PhD thesis at the Center of Nanoscience (Munich, Germany), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France), and the University of Saarbrücken (Germany)
1993 – 1999 Student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany)
1972 Born in Kösching (Germany)