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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
    Umkehrer, Stephan; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Burkhardt, Rico; von Teuffenbach, Maximilian; Yildirim, Ali Önder; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Optimization of in vivo murine X-ray dark-field computed tomography. Review of Scientific Instruments 90 (10), 2019, 103103 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 2
    Kulpe, Stephanie; Dierolf, Martin; Günther, Benedikt; Busse, Madleen; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Herzen, Julia; Rummeny, Ernst; Pfeiffer, Franz; Pfeiffer, Daniela: K-edge Subtraction Computed Tomography with a Compact Synchrotron X-ray Source. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019, 13332 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 3
    Günther, Benedikt; Gradl, Regine; Jud, Christoph; Eggl, Elena; Kulpe, Stephanie; Braig, Eva-Maria; Heck, Lisa; Brantl, Johannes; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz: Evaluation and optimization of multimodal x-ray imaging techniques for inverse Compton x-ray sources. Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications VII, SPIE, 2019 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 4
    Günther, Benedikt; Dierolf, Martin; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz: Device for source position stabilization and beam parameter monitoring at inverse Compton X-ray sources. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 26 (5), 2019, 1546-1553 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 5
    Gradl, Regine; Dierolf, Martin; Yang, Lin; Hehn, Lorenz; Günther, Benedikt; Möller, Winfried; Kutschke, David; Stoeger, Tobias; Gleich, Bernhard; Achterhold, Klaus; Donnelley, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz; Schmid, Otmar; Morgan, Kaye Susannah: Visualizing treatment delivery and deposition in mouse lungs using in vivo x-ray imaging. Journal of Controlled Release 307, 2019, 282-291 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 6
    Sellerer, Thorsten; Ehn, Sebastian; Mechlem, Korbinian; Duda, Manuela; Epple, Michael; Noël, Peter B.; Pfeiffer, Franz: Quantitative dual-energy micro-CT with a photon-counting detector for material science and non-destructive testing. PLOS ONE 14 (7), 2019, e0219659 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 7
    Fingerle, Alexander A.; De Marco, Fabio; Andrejewski, Jana; Willer, Konstantin; Gromann, Lukas B.; Noichl, Wolfgang; Kriner, Fabian; Fischer, Florian; Braun, Christian; Maack, Hanns-Ingo; Pralow, Thomas; Koehler, Thomas; Noël, Peter B.; Meurer, Felix; Deniffel, Dominik; Sauter, Andreas P.; Haller, Bernhard; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Imaging features in post-mortem x-ray dark-field chest radiographs and correlation with conventional x-ray and CT. European Radiology Experimental 3 (1), 2019, 25 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 8
    Sauter, Andreas P.; Andrejewski, Jana; De Marco, Fabio; Willer, Konstantin; Gromann, Lukas B.; Noichl, Wolfgang; Kriner, Fabian; Fischer, Florian; Braun, Christian; Koehler, Thomas; Meurer, Felix; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Rummeny, Ernst; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Optimization of tube voltage in X-ray dark-field chest radiography. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 9
    Günther, Benedikt; Hehn, Lorenz; Jud, Christoph; Hipp, Alexander; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz: Full-field structured-illumination super-resolution X-ray transmission microscopy. Nature Communications 10 (1), 2019, 2494 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 10
    De Marco, Fabio; Willer, Konstantin; Gromann, Lukas B.; Andrejewski, Jana; Hellbach, Katharina; Bähr, Andrea; Dmochewitz, Michaela; Koehler, Thomas; Maack, Hanns-Ingo; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Contrast-to-noise ratios and thickness-normalized, ventilation-dependent signal levels in dark-field and conventional in vivo thorax radiographs of two pigs. PLOS ONE 14 (6), 2019, e0217858 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)