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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

  • 177
    Meinel, Felix G.; Yaroshenko, Andre; Hellbach, Katharina; Bech, Martin; Müller, Mark; Velroyen, Astrid; Bamberg, Fabian; Eickelberg, Oliver; Nikolaou, Konstantin; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Yildirim, Ali Ö.: Improved Diagnosis of Pulmonary Emphysema Using In Vivo Dark-Field Radiography. Investigative Radiology 49 (10), 2014, 653-658 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
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    Liebl, Hans; Baum, Thomas; Karampinos, Dimitrios C.; Patsch, Janina; Malecki, Andreas; Schaff, Florian; Eggl, Elena; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Bauer, Jan S.: Emerging Research on Bone Health Using High-Resolution CT and MRI. Curr Radiol Rep, 2013 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 175
    Epple, F. M.; Potdevin, G.; Thibault, P.; Ehn, S.; Herzen, J.; Hipp, A.; Beckmann, F.; Pfeiffer, F.: Unwrapping differential x-ray phase-contrast images through phase estimation from multiple energy data. Opt. Express 21 (24), 2013, 29101 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
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    TAPFER, A.; BECH, M.; ZANETTE, I.; SYMVOULIDIS, P.; STANGL, S.; MULTHOFF, G.; MOLLS, M.; NTZIACHRISTOS, V.; PFEIFFER, F.: Three-dimensional imaging of whole mouse models: comparing nondestructive X-ray phase-contrast micro-CT with cryotome-based planar epi-illumination imaging. Journal of Microscopy 253, 2013, 24-30 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 173
    Bech, M.; Tapfer, A.; Velroyen, A.; Yaroshenko, A.; Pauwels, B.; Hostens, J.; Bruyndonckx, P.; Sasov, A.; Pfeiffer, F.: In-vivo dark-field and phase-contrast x-ray imaging. Sci. Rep., 2013 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 172
    Matías Di Martino, J.; Flores, Jorge L.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Scherer, Kai; Ayubi, Gastón A.; Ferrari, José A.: Phase retrieval from one partial derivative. Optics Letters 38 (22), 2013, 4813 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
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    Yaroshenko, Andre; Meinel, Felix G.; Bech, Martin; Tapfer, Arne; Velroyen, Astrid; Schleede, Simone; Auweter, Sigrid; Bohla, Alexander; Yildirim, Ali Ö.; Nikolaou, Konstantin; Bamberg, Fabian; Eickelberg, Oliver; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Pfeiffer, Franz: Pulmonary Emphysema Diagnosis with a Preclinical Small-Animal X-ray Dark-Field Scatter-Contrast Scanner. Radiology 269, 2013, 427-433 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 170
    Saam, Tobias; Herzen, Julia; Hetterich, Holger; Fill, Sandra; Willner, Marian; Stockmar, Marco; Achterhold, Klaus; Zanette, Irene; Weitkamp, Timm; Schüller, Ulrich; Auweter, Sigrid; Adam-Neumair, Silvia; Nikolaou, Konstantin; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Bamberg, Fabian: Translation of Atherosclerotic Plaque Phase-Contrast CT Imaging from Synchrotron Radiation to a Conventional Lab-Based X-Ray Source. PLoS ONE, 2013, e73513 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 169
    Hetterich, Holger; Fill, Sandra; Herzen, Julia; Willner, Marian; Zanette, Irene; Weitkamp, Timm; Rack, Alexander; Schüller, Ulrich; Sadeghi, Mojtaba; Brandl, Richard; Adam-Neumair, Silvia; Reiser, Maximilian; Pfeiffer, Franz; Bamberg, Fabian; Saam, Tobias: Grating-based X-ray phase-contrast tomography of atherosclerotic plaque at high photon energies. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik 23, 2013, 194-203 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 168
    Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia; Willner, Marian; Chabior, Michael; Auweter, Sigrid; Reiser, Maximilian; Bamberg, Fabian: Grating-based X-ray phase contrast for biomedical imaging applications. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik 23, 2013, 176-185 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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)