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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

  • 427
    Pinzek, Simon; Beckenbach, Thomas; Viermetz, Manuel; Meyer, Pascal; Gustschin, Alex; Andrejewski, Jana; Gustschin, Nikolai; Herzen, Julia; Schulz, Joachim; Pfeiffer, Franz: Fabrication of x-ray absorption gratings via deep x-ray lithography using a conventional x-ray tube. Journal of Micro/Nanopatterning, Materials, and Metrology 20 (04), 2021 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 426
    Gassert, Florian T.; Urban, Theresa; Frank, Manuela; Willer, Konstantin; Noichl, Wolfgang; Buchberger, Philipp; Schick, Rafael; Koehler, Thomas; von Berg, Jens; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Sauter, Andreas P.; Makowski, Marcus R.; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Pfeiffer, Franz: X-ray Dark-Field Chest Imaging: Qualitative and Quantitative Results in Healthy Humans. Radiology, 2021, 210963 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 425
    Andrejewski, Jana; De Marco, Fabio; Willer, Konstantin; Noichl, Wolfgang; Gustschin, Alex; Koehler, Thomas; Meyer, Pascal; Kriner, Fabian; Fischer, Florian; Braun, Christian; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz; Pfeiffer, Daniela: Whole-body x-ray dark-field radiography of a human cadaver. European Radiology Experimental 5 (1), 2021 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 424
    Gassert, Florian T.; Hammel, Johannes; Hofmann, Felix C.; Neumann, Jan; von Schacky, Claudio E.; Gassert, Felix G.; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Pfeiffer, Franz; Makowski, Marcus R.; Woertler, Klaus; Gersing, Alexandra S.; Schwaiger, Benedikt J.: Detection of Bone Marrow Edema in Patients with Osteoid Osteoma Using Three-Material Decomposition with Dual-Layer Spectral CT. Diagnostics 11 (6), 2021, 953 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 423
    von Seckendorff, Jennie; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz; Fischer, Richard; Hinrichsen, Olaf: Experimental and numerical analysis of void structure in random packed beds of spheres. Powder Technology 380, 2021, 613-628 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 422
    Deng, Fuli; Huang, Juanjuan; Ember, Erika E.; Achterhold, Klaus; Dierolf, Martin; Jentys, Andreas; Liu, Yue; Pfeiffer, Franz; Lercher, Johannes A.: On the Mechanism of Catalytic Decarboxylation of Carboxylic Acids on Carbon-Supported Palladium Hydride. ACS Catalysis 11 (23), 2021, 14625-14634 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 421
    Huang, Juanjuan; Deng, Fuli; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Liu, Yue; Jentys, Andreas; Lercher, Johannes A.; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz: Laboratory-scale in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy of a palladium catalyst on a compact inverse-Compton scattering X-ray beamline. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 36, 2021, 2649-2659 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 420
    Huang, Juanjuan; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz: Simultaneous two-color X-ray absorption spectroscopy using Laue crystals at an inverse-compton scattering X-ray facility. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 28 (6), 2021, 1874-1880 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 419
    Taphorn, Kirsten; Mechlem, Korbinian; Sellerer, Thorsten; De Marco, Fabio; Viermetz, Manuel; Pfeiffer, Franz; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Herzen, Julia: Direct differentiation of pathological changes in the human lung parenchyma with grating-based spectral X-ray dark-field radiography. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2021 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 418
    Pinzek, Simon; Gustschin, Alex; Neuwirth, Tobias; Backs, Alexander; Schulz, Michael; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Signal Retrieval from Non-Sinusoidal Intensity Modulations in X-ray and Neutron Interferometry Using Piecewise-Defined Polynomial Function. Journal of Imaging 7 (10), 2021, 209 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)