Rainer A. Leitgeb received his degree in engineering and the Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics with distinction from Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1995 and 1998, respectively, along with a Diploma in physics with distinction from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, in 1995. Since 2004, he has been an Associate Professor at the Medical University of Vienna in the field of medical physics specializing in 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 of coherent optics, particularly optical coherence tomography. Currently, he is heading the group of Biomedical Optics at the Medical University of Vienna. His research focus is on functional tomography, as well as advanced microscopy. In 2007, he received the ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician Scientist Research Award. Since 2007, he has been an Editorial Board Member of Optics Letters. He is expert for projects of the European Research Foundation as well as NIH and NCI.
Biography Updated on 8 September 2008