people

Board of directors

Ferenc Krausz

Ferenc Krausz

Laser Physics, LMU
krausz [at] lmu.de

Ferenc Krausz is holder of the chair of experimental physics – laser physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. In addition to that he is director at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. In 2001 Krausz and his team were the first to experimentally demonstrate a light pulse lasting less than one femtosecond. The underlying femtosecond technology is the basis for the CALA laser infrastructure. Krausz now as well takes an interest in the application of the technology for the early detection of cancer.

Franz Pfeiffer

Franz Pfeiffer

Biomedical Physics, TUM
franz.pfeiffer [at] tum.de

Franz Pfeiffer was appointed to the Chair of Biomedical Physics at TUM in 2009. He conducts research on biomedical X-ray physics. The focus of this research is new imaging methods for improved early diagnosis and detailed studies of illnesses such as cancer and osteoporosis. His scientific work extends from fundamentally oriented research with high-energy X-rays in large international research centers to applied research on new concepts in medical technology.

Michael Molls

Michael Molls

Radiooncology, TUM
molls.michael [at] tum.de

Michael Molls is deputy speaker of the Cluster of Excellence Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics, which has built the framework for CALA. From 1992 until 2014 Michael Molls was chair holder and director of the clinic for radiotherapy and radiological oncology of the TUM. Further positions have been: board member and member of the supervisory board at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar and chairman of the Tumorzentrum München (TZM – Munich Tumor Centre) at LMU and TUM. As president of the German Society for Radiation Oncology (DEGRO) and chairman of their academy, Michael Molls established a guideline for the treatment of cancer patients and a curriculum for advanced specialist training. Michael Molls is author of more than 300 publications, publisher of an English-language book series on radiation oncology and of textbooks and monographs.

Maximilian Reiser

Maximilian Reiser

Clinical Radiology, LMU
maximilian.reiser [at] lmu.de

Maximilian Reiser is the research area coordinator at the Cluster of Excellence Munich-Centre of Advanced Photonics, and was instrumental in preparing the CALA application. From 1989 to 1993 he was chairman of the University of Bonn radiology clinic, and since 1993 he has headed the LMU department of radiology. Reiser served as vice medical director of the university hospital of Munich from 1999 to 2004, and as vice dean and dean of the LMU medical faculty from 2007 to 2015. He was president of the German Radiological Society (2005-2007), the European Society of Radiology (2010-2011), and since 2014 he is chairman of the International Advisory Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Since 2014 he is Editor in Chief of "European Radiology", the highest ranked European journal in its field. Reiser and his team have contributed to the development and evaluation of novel imaging methods, such as multi-slice CT, high-field MRI and digital and computed radiography. The foci of the clinical applications of these methods are oncologic, cardiac, pulmonary, musculoskeletal and breast imaging as well as interventional procedures. Reiser has authored and coauthored more than 500 original articles and edited more than 25 textbooks and monographs.

Management

Michael Bäuerle

Michael Bäuerle

Project Management
m.baeuerle [at] lmu.de

Michael Bäuerle is responsible for the project management of CALA. After studying computer science, over the last couple of years he was heading several major projects in the field of enterprise data warehousing for banks, insurance companies, logistics and trade companies, as well as in the healthcare sector. Since 2012 he plays a leading role in the conception and organization of the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications.

Martin Groß

Martin Groß

Managing Director
m.gross [at] lmu.de

Martin Groß is managing director of the Laboratory for Extreme Photonics and of the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications. Since 2010 he is moreover managing director of the Cluster of Excellence Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics. Before Groß switched into the research management his interest concentrated on low energy nuclear physics and he was i.a. involved in research reactor projects (ILL, FRM-II). Until the end of 2011 he worked at the chair of experimental physics – nuclear physics (Prof. Dietrich Habs) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich as scientific associate.

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