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Alois Herkommer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Manager of Subprojects A1&A2
Institute of Applied Optics


+49 711 685 69871
+49 711 685 66586

Pfaffenwaldring 9
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 1.239

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The focus areas are classical optical design of imaging and illumination systems, as well as ray-based and wave-optical system simulations. Main research targets are the development of novel tools for simulation and optimization and the design of innovative complex optical systems for industrial or medical purposes.

One of the personal fields of competence lies in medical technology, where several lectures and the focus subject "Optics in Medical Technology" in the degree courses Medical Technology B.Sc. and M.Sc. are offered.

Participating in Subprojects, incl. Positions:

  1. 2023

    1. F. Fischer, K. Frenner, M. Granai, F. Fend, and A. Herkommer, “Data-driven development of sparse multi-spectral sensors for urological tissue differentiation,” Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications, vol. 19, no. 1, Art. no. 1, 2023, doi: 10.1051/jeos/2023030.
    2. V. Aslani, A. Toulouse, M. Schmid, H. Giessen, T. Haist, and A. Herkommer, “3D printing of colored micro-optics,” Optical Materials Express, vol. 13, no. 5, Art. no. 5, Apr. 2023, doi: 10.1364/ome.489681.
  2. 2022

    1. L. Becker et al., “Data-Driven Identification of Biomarkers for In Situ Monitoring of Drug Treatment in Bladder Cancer Organoids,” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 23, no. 13, Art. no. 13, 2022, doi: 10.3390/ijms23136956.
    2. F. Fischer, A. Birk, P. Somers, K. Frenner, C. Tarín, and A. Herkommer, “FeaSel-Net: A Recursive Feature Selection Callback in Neural Networks,” Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction, vol. 4, no. 4, Art. no. 4, 2022, doi: 10.3390/make4040049.
    3. F. Fischer, K. Frenner, and A. M. Herkommer, “Sparse Mid-Infrared Spectra Enable Real-time and In-vivo Applications in Tissue Discrimination,” EPJ Web of Conferences, vol. 266, p. 02004, 2022, doi: 10.1051/epjconf/202226602004.
  3. 2021

    1. N. Harland et al., “Organoide zur Weiterentwicklung der intraoperativen Diagnostik,” Der Urologe, vol. 60, no. 9, Art. no. 9, Sep. 2021, doi: 10.1007/s00120-021-01595-5.
Diploma in Physics at the University of Ulm
Doctorate in Physics (Dr. rer. nat) at the Institute of Quantum Optics (University of Ulm)
since 2018
Temporary director of the Institute of Applied Optics
since 2011
Professor at the Institute of Applied Optics in the field of "Optics Design and Simulation
Various specialist and managing positions at Carl Zeiss AG in Oberkochen
Postdoc at the Institut of Quantum Optics (University of Ulm)
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