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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

  • 267
    Meiser, J.; Willner, M.; Schröter, T.; Hofmann, A.; Rieger, J.; Koch, F.; Birnbacher, L.; Schüttler, M.; Kunka, D.; Meyer, P.; Faisal, A.; Amberger, M.; Duttenhofer, T.; Weber, T.; Hipp, A.; Ehn, S.; Walter, M.; Herzen, J.; Schulz, J.; Pfeiffer, F.; Mohr, J.: Increasing the field of view in grating based X-ray phase contrast imaging using stitched gratings. Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology 24 (3), 2016, 379-388 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 266
    Scherer, Kai; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Willer, Konstantin; Chabior, Michael; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Correspondence: Quantitative evaluation of X-ray dark-field images for microcalcification analysis in mammography. Nature Communications 7, 2016, 10863 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 265
    Allner, S; Koehler, T; Fehringer, A; Birnbacher, L; Willner, M; Pfeiffer, F; Noël, P B: Bilateral filtering using the full noise covariance matrix applied to x-ray phase-contrast computed tomography. Physics in Medicine and Biology 61 (10), 2016, 3867-3856 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 264
    Marschner, M.; Willner, M.; Potdevin, G.; Fehringer, A.; Noël, P. B.; Pfeiffer, F.; Herzen, J.: Helical X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography without phase stepping. Sci. Rep., 2016, 23953 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 263
    Birnbacher, Lorenz; Willner, Marian; Velroyen, Astrid; Marschner, Mathias; Hipp, Alexander; Meiser, Jan; Koch, Frieder; Schröter, Tobias; Kunka, Danays; Mohr, Jürgen; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Experimental Realisation of High-sensitivity Laboratory X-ray Grating-based Phase-contrast Computed Tomography. Sci. Rep., 2016, 24022 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 262
    Gromann, Lukas B.; Bequé, Dirk; Scherer, Kai; Willer, Konstantin; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Willner, Marian; Herzen, Julia; Grandl, Susanne; Hellerhoff, Karin; Sperl, Jonathan I.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Cozzini, Cristina: Low-dose, phase-contrast mammography with high signal-to-noise ratio. Biomedical Optics Express, 2016, 381 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 261
    Koehler, T. and Brendel, B.J. and Noel, P. and Pfeiffer, F. and von Teuffenbach, M.: Robust reconstruction for dark-field and phase contrast CT. WO/2016/207423 A1, 2016 mehr… BibTeX
  • 260
    Muenzel D., Bar-Ness D., Roessl E., Blevis I., Bartels M., Fingerle A.A., Ruschke S., Coulon P., Daerr H., Kopp F., Brendel B., Thran A., Rokni M., Herzen J., Boussel L., Pfeiffer F., Proksa R., Rummeny E.J., Douek P., Noël P.B.: Spectral photon-counting Computed Tomography: initial experience with dual contrast agent K-edge colonography in a Colon Phantom. Radiology, accepted, 2016, mehr… BibTeX
  • 259
    Ruiz-Yaniz, Maite; Zanette, Irene; Sarapata, Adrian; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Marschner, Mathias; Chabior, Michael; Olbinado, Margie; Pfeiffer, Franz; Rack, Alexander: Hard X-ray phase-contrast tomography of non-homogeneous specimens: grating interferometry versus propagation-based imaging. J Synchrotron Radiat 23 (5), 2016 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 258
    Eggl, Elena; Dierolf, Martin; Achterhold, Klaus; Jud, Christoph; Günther, Benedikt; Braig, Eva; Gleich, Bernhard; Pfeiffer, Franz: The Munich Compact Light Source: initial performance measures. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 23, 2016, 1137-1142 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)