Professor Dr. Andreas Tünnermann
Andreas Tünnermann received the diploma and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Hannover in 1988 and 1992, respectively. In 1997 he recieved the habilitation. He was head of the department of development at the Laser Zentrum Hannover from 1992 to 1997. In the beginning of 1998 he joined the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany as a Professor and Director of the Institute of Applied Physics. In 2003 he was appointed as the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena.
His main research interests include scientific and technical aspects associated with the tailoring of light. Andreas Tünnermann is author of more than 900 papers in renowned international journals. He is a sought-after expert in optics and photonics industry. He is founder and member of the board of directors of the industry driven cluster OptoNet Jena, one of the most dynamic regional optics clusters in Europe.