Rainer A. Leitgeb received his degree in engineering and the PhD degree in Theoretical Physics with distinction from Technical University of Vienna, Austria in 1995 and 1998, respectively, along with a Physics diploma with distinction from University of Kent, Canterbury, UK in 1995. Since 2004 he is Associate Professor at the Medical University Vienna in the field of Medical Physics specializing on Biomedical Optics. From 2004 to 2007 he was invited to the EPFL Lausanne to join the Laboratoire d'Optique Biomedical where he was leading the research in Coherent Optics, in particular of Optical Coherence Tomography. Currently he is heading the group of Biomedical Optics at the Medical University Vienna. His research focus is functional Tomography, as well as advanced Microscopy. In 2007 he received the ARVO/Alcon early career clinician scientist research award. Since 2007 he is member of the editorial board of Optics Letters. He is expert for projects of the European Research Foundation as well as NIH and NCI.
Biography Updated on 28 September 2010