Rainer Leitgeb

Medical University of Vienna, Austria


Rainer Leitgeb received his degree in engineering and the Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics with distinction from the Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, in 1995 and 1998, respectively, along with a Physics diploma with distinction from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, in 1995. In 1998 he joined the Department of Medical Physics, University of Vienna, 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 in coherent optics, in particular optical coherence tomography. Since 2007, he has been the Associate Professor of medical physics at the Medical University of Vienna, Wien, Austria, specializing on functional and multimodal tomography and advanced microscopy. In 2007, he received the ARVO/Alcon early career clinician scientist research award and was recognized by Zeiss Meditec for his contributions to the Fourier Domain OCT development. In 2014, he was elected as Fellow of the SPIE.

Biography Updated on 27 April 2014

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