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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
    Braig, Eva; Böhm, Jessica; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Günther, Benedikt; Mechlem, Korbinian; Allner, Sebastian; Sellerer, Thorsten; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Noël, Peter; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Rummeny, Ernst; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Direct quantitative material decomposition employing grating-based X-ray phase-contrast CT. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 2
    Viermetz, Manuel; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Willner, Marian; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: High resolution laboratory grating-based X-ray phase-contrast CT. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 3
    Eggl, Elena; Grandl, Susanne; Sztrόkay-Gaul, Anikό; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Heck, Lisa; Burger, Karin; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Mayr, Doris; Wilkens, Jan J.; Auweter, Sigrid D.; Gleich, Bernhard; Hellerhoff, Karin; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Dose-compatible grating-based phase-contrast mammography on mastectomy specimens using a compact synchrotron source. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 4
    Hehn, Lorenz; Gradl, Regine; Voss, Andrej; Günther, Benedikt; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Willer, Konstantin; Allner, Sebastian; Hammel, Jörg U.; Hessler, Roland; Morgan, Kaye S.; Herzen, Julia; Hemmert, Werner; Pfeiffer, Franz: Propagation-based phase-contrast tomography of a guinea pig inner ear with cochlear implant using a model-based iterative reconstruction algorithm. Biomedical Optics Express 9 (11), 2018, 5330 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 5
    Gustschin, A.; Neuwirth, T.; Backs, A.; Schulz, M.; Pfeiffer, F.: Fabrication of gadolinium particle-based absorption gratings for neutron grating interferometry. Review of Scientific Instruments 89 (10), 2018, 103702 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 6
    Horstmeyer, Nils; Lippert, Thomas; Schön, David; Schlederer, Felizitas; Picioreanu, Cristian; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz; Drewes, Jörg E.: CT scanning of membrane feed spacers – Impact of spacer model accuracy on hydrodynamic and solute transport modeling in membrane feed channels. Journal of Membrane Science 564, 2018, 133-145 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 7
    Willer, Konstantin; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Gromann, Lukas B.; De Marco, Fabio; Herzen, Julia; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Muenzel, Daniela; Scherer, Kai; Renz, Martin; Renger, Bernhard; Kopp, Felix; Kriner, Fabian; Fischer, Florian; Braun, Christian; Auweter, Sigrid; Hellbach, Katharina; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Schroeter, Tobias; Mohr, Juergen; Yaroshenko, Andre; Maack, Hanns-Ingo; Pralow, Thomas; van der Heijden, Hendrik; Proksa, Roland; Koehler, Thomas; Wieberneit, Nataly; Rindt, Karsten; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Noël, Peter B.: X-ray dark-field imaging of the human lung—A feasibility study on a deceased body. PLOS ONE 13 (9), 2018, e0204565 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 8
    Wieczorek, Matthias; Schaff, Florian; Jud, Christoph; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Pfeiffer, Franz; Lasser, Tobias: Brain Connectivity Exposed by Anisotropic X-ray Dark-field Tomography. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 9
    Mei, Kai; Ehn, Sebastian; Oechsner, Markus; Kopp, Felix K.; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Combs, Stephanie E.; Wilkens, Jan J.; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Noël, Peter B.: Dual-layer spectral computed tomography: measuring relative electron density. European Radiology Experimental 2 (1), 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 10
    Ferstl, Simone; Metscher, Brian; Müller, Mark; Allner, Sebastian; Dierolf, Martin; Busse, Madleen; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Pfeiffer, Franz: Laboratory-based X-ray NanoCT Explores Morphology of a Zebrafish Embryo. Microscopy and Microanalysis 24 (S2), 2018, 184-185 more… BibTeX Full text ( 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. more… 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. more… 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. more… 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. more… 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. more… 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. more… 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. more… 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. more… 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. more… 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. more… 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)