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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

  • 397
    Heck, Lisa; Eggl, Elena; Grandl, Susanne; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Mayr, Doris; Gleich, Bernhard; Hellerhoff, Karin; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Dose and spatial resolution analysis of grating-based phase-contrast mammography using an inverse Compton x-ray source. Journal of Medical Imaging 7 (2), 2020, 023505-1 - 023505-13 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 396
    Burger, Karin; Urban, Theresa; Dombrowsky, Annique C.; Dierolf, Martin; Günther, Benedikt; Bartzsch, Stefan; Achterhold, Klaus; Combs, Stephanie E.; Schmid, Thomas E.; Wilkens, Jan J.; Pfeiffer, Franz: Technical and dosimetric realization of in‐vivo X‐ray microbeam irradiations at the Munich Compact Light Source. Medical Physics 47 (10), 2020, 5183-5193 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 395
    Dombrowsky, Annique C.; Burger, Karin; Porth, Ann-Kristin; Stein, Marlon; Dierolf, Martin; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Feuchtinger, Annette; Bartzsch, Stefan; Beyreuther, Elke; Combs, Stephanie E.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Wilkens, Jan J.; Schmid, Thomas E.: A proof of principle experiment for microbeam radiation therapy at the Munich compact light source. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics 59, 2020, 111–120 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 394
    Ferstl, Simone; Schwaha, Thomas; Ruthensteiner, Bernhard; Hehn, Lorenz; Allner, Sebastian; Müller, Mark; Dierolf, Martin; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz: Nanoscopic X-ray tomography for correlative microscopy of a small meiofaunal sea-cucumber. Scientific Reports 10 (1), 2020, 3960 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 393
    Umkehrer, Stephan; Morrone, Carmela; Dinkel, Julien; Aigner, Laura; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Herzen, Julia; Yildirim, Ali Ö.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Hellbach, Katharina: A proof-of principal study using phase-contrast imaging for the detection of large airway pathologies after lung transplantation. Scientific Reports 10 (1), 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 392
    Braig, Eva-Maria; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Willner, Marian; Sellerer, Thorsten; Taphorn, Kirsten; Petrich, Christian; Scholz, Josef; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Petzold, Lisa Marie; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Single spectrum three-material decomposition with grating-based x-ray phase-contrast CT. Physics in Medicine & Biology 65 (18), 2020, 185011 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 391
    Sellerer, Thorsten; Mechlem, Korbinian; Tang, Ruizhi; Taphorn, Kirsten; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Dual-energy X-ray dark-field material decomposition. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2020, 1-1 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 390
    Kulpe, Stephanie; Dierolf, Martin; Braig, Eva-Maria; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Herzen, Julia; Rummeny, Ernst; Pfeiffer, Franz; Pfeiffer, Daniela: K-edge subtraction imaging for iodine and calcium separation at a compact synchrotron x-ray source. Journal of Medical Imaging 7 (2), 2020, 023504 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 389
    Gustschin, Alex; Neuwirth, Tobias; Backs, Alexander; Viermetz, Manuel; Gustschin, Nikolai; Schulz, Michael; Pfeiffer, Franz: Comparison of Thermal Neutron and Hard X-ray Dark-Field Tomography. Journal of Imaging 7 (1), 2020, 1 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 388
    Marschke, Sandra; Wunderlich, Linus; Ring, Wolfgang; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz: An approach to construct a three-dimensional isogeometric model from μ-CT scan data with an application to the bridge of a violin. Computer Aided Geometric Design 78, 2020, 101815 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)