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Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Applied Biophysics (E17) - (Prof. Pfeiffer)

Postal address

Postal:
James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München

  • Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 12551
  • Room: 5101.EG.093
  • franz.pfeiffer(at)tum.de

Scientific expertise

  • X-ray Physics and Applications
  • Biomedical Imaging/ Computed Tomography
  • X-Ray and Neutron Optics
  • Synchrotron Instrumentation
  • Microscopy

Publications

  • 1
    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 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 2
    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, 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 3
    Braig, Eva-Maria; Roiser, Nathalie; Kimm, Melanie A.; Busse, Madleen; Andrejewski, Jana; Scholz, Josef; Petrich, Christian; Gustschin, Alex; Sauter, Andreas; Bodden, Jannis; Meurer, Felix; Korbel, Rüdiger; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Daniela: X-ray Dark-Field Radiography. Investigative Radiology, 2020, 1 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 4
    Huang, Juanjuan; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Cui, Yi-tao; Gleich, Bernhard; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz: Energy-Dispersive X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy with an Inverse Compton Source. Scientific Reports 10 (1), 2020, 8772 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 5
    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 (02), 2020, 023504-1 - 023504-12 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 6
    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 )
  • 7
    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 )
  • 8
    Neuwirth, Tobias; Backs, Alexander; Gustschin, Alex; Vogt, Simon; Pfeiffer, Franz; Böni, Peter; Schulz, Michael: A high visibility Talbot-Lau neutron grating interferometer to investigate stress-induced magnetic degradation in electrical steel. Scientific Reports 10 (1), 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 9
    Mechlem, Korbinian; Sellerer, Thorsten; Viermetz, Manuel; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: A theoretical framework for comparing noise characteristics of spectral, differential phase-contrast and spectral differential phase-contrast X-ray imaging. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • 10
    Morgan, Kaye Susannah; Parsons, David; Cmielewski, Patricia; McCarron, Alexandra; Gradl, Regine; Farrow, Nigel; Siu, Karen; Takeuchi, Akihisa; Suzuki, Yoshio; Uesugi, Kentaro; Uesugi, Masayuki; Yagi, Naoto; Hall, Chris; Klein, Mitzi; Maksimenko, Anton; Stevenson, Andrew; Hausermann, Daniel; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz; Donnelley, Martin: Methods for dynamic synchrotron X-ray respiratory imaging in live animals. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 27 (1), 2020 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )

Patent applications

  • 1
    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
  • 2
    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
  • 3
    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
  • 4
    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
  • 5
    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
  • 6
    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
  • 7
    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
  • 8
    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
  • 9
    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
  • 10
    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

Awards (selection)

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

Short biography

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)