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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

  • 87
    Grünzweig, C.; David, C.; Bunk, O.; Kohlbrecher, J.; Lehmann, E.; Lai, Y. W.; Schäfer, R.; Roth, S.; Lejcek, P.; Kopecek, J.; Pfeiffer, F.: Visualizing the propagation of volume magnetization in bulk ferromagnetic materials by neutron grating interferometry (invited). J. Appl. Phys. 107, 2010, 09D308 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 86
    Schulz, Georg; Morel, Anne; Imholz, Martha S.; Deyhle, Hans; Weitkamp, Timm; Zanette, Irene; Pfeiffer, Franz; David, Christian; Müller-Gerbl, Magdalena; Müller, Bert: Evaluating the microstructure of human brain tissues using synchrotron radiation-based micro-computed tomography. Proc. SPIE 7804, 2010, 78040F-78040F-8 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 85
    Kenntner, J.; Grund, T.; Matthis, B.; Boerner, M.; Mohr, J.; Scherer, T.; Walter, M.; Willner, M.; Tapfer, A.; Bech, M.; Pfeiffer, F.; Zanette, I.; Weitkamp, T.: Front- and backside structuring of gratings for phase contrast imaging with x-ray tubes. Proc. SPIE 7804, 2010, 780408-780408-10 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 84
    Weitkamp, Timm; Zanette, Irene; David, Christian; Baruchel, José; Bech, Martin; Bernard, Pascal; Deyhle, Hans; Donath, Tilman; Kenntner, Johannes; Lang, Sabrina; Mohr, Jürgen; Müller, Bert; Pfeiffer, Franz; Reznikova, Elena; Rutishauser, Simon; Schulz, Georg; Tapfer, Arne; Valade, Jean-Paul: Recent developments in x-ray Talbot interferometry at ESRF-ID19. Proc. SPIE 7804, 2010, 780406-780406-10 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 83
    Herzen, Julia; Beckmann, Felix; Donath, Tilman; Ogurreck, Malte; David, Christian; Pfeiffer, Franz; Mohr, Jürgen; Reznikova, Elena; Riekehr, Stefan; Haibel, Astrid; Schulz, Georg; Müller, Bert; Schreyer, Andreas: X-ray grating interferometer for imaging at a second-generation synchrotron radiation source. Proc. SPIE 7804, 2010, 780407-780407-10 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 82
    Giewekemeyer, K.; Thibault, P.; Kalbfleisch, S.; Beerlink, A.; Kewish, C. M.; Dierolf, M.; Pfeiffer, F.; Salditt, T.: Quantitative biological imaging by ptychographic x-ray diffraction microscopy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, 2009, 529-534 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 81
    Bunk, O; Bech, M; Jensen, T H; Feidenhans'l, R; Binderup, T; Menzel, A; Pfeiffer, F: Multimodal x-ray scatter imaging. New Journal of Physics 11 (12), 2009, 123016 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 80
    Thibault, Pierre; Dierolf, Martin; Kewish, Cameron M.; Menzel, Andreas; Bunk, Oliver; Pfeiffer, Franz: Contrast mechanisms in scanning transmission x-ray microscopy. Phys. Rev. A 80, 2009 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 79
    Satapathy, D. K.; Nygård, K.; Bunk, O.; Jefimovs, K.; Perret, E.; Diaz, A.; Pfeiffer, F.; David, C.; van der Veen, J. F.: Buckling and layering transitions in confined colloids. EPL (Europhysics Letters) 87, 2009, 34001 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 78
    McDonald, Samuel Alan; Marone, Federica; Hintermüller, Christoph; Mikuljan, Gordan; David, Christian; Pfeiffer, Franz; Stampanoni, Marco: Advanced phase-contrast imaging using a grating interferometer. J Synchrotron Radiat 16, 2009, 562-572 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)