Prof. Reinhardt Willsch

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) Jena, Germany (retired 2014) Institute of Applied Photonics (IAP) Berlin, Germany (since 2015, chair of board) PhD in applied physics (NMR) from Friedrich-Schiller University Jena in 1975. Head of IPHT Optical Microsystems/Fiber Sensor Systems dept./research group (1983-2012). Honorary Professor for sensor technology at Ernst-Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena (since 1998). Scientific consultant at IAP Berlin (since 2015). Author/co-author of four scientific books and more than 200 journal and conference papers. Member of Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS) International Steering Committee (2000-2014), and of journal boards and conference committees in the field of photonic instrumentation and sensing. OFS-17 (Bruges 2005) Technical Chair and OFS-20 (Edinburgh 2009) Conference Co-chair. Current research interests: novel optical sensor concepts based on micro/nano-structured fibers and materials for environmental and bio-medical application, distributed acoustic sensing, and other.

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