born 1939 in Berlin
Study of Physics and Medical Sciences at universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg; 1968 Dr.rer.nat., Physics and Physiology, University of Heidelberg; Postdoctoral fellowship at Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg; 1970-73 Education and training in Medical Physics, Medical School Hannover; 1979 Qualification university lecturer in Medical Physics; 1984 Professor Medical Physics
1970 Physicist at Radiotherapy Department, Medical School Hannover; 1982 Senior Medical Physicist, Nord-West-Krankenhaus Frankfurt/Main; 1987-2004 full professor,
Chair and Director of the Department for Medical Physics at the University of Tübingen. Since 2004 Professor for Biomedical Physics, Departments Radiation Oncology & Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Technical University Munich.
Selected Teaching Activities:
1972-1986 education and training courses in medical physics for students and technicians, since 1987 Courses on Medical Physics and Fundamentals of Medical Imaging at University of Tübingen; 1992 1994 Lecturer in ESTRO Teaching Courses; since 1992 Lecturer in Training Courses on Physics in Radiological Diagnostics organized by Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft (DRG); since 2000 Lecturer in Training Courses on Physics in Radiooncology organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Radioonkologie (DEGRO); since 1998 Lecturer and Supervisor of the European School of Medical Physics organised by EFOMP and ESI at Archamps/Geneva
Various positions held in scientific organisations, boards, committees in Germany; 1990-1994 president DGMP
1994-1996 EFOMP Chair Scientific Committee; 1996-1998 EFOMP President. 1999-2001 EFOMP Immediate Past President 2000-2003 IOMP Chair International Advisory Board 2000-2003 IOMP Chair Honors & Awards Committee since 2003 IOMP Chair Rules Committee
Topics of interest:
Radiotherapy Treatment Optimisation, Conformal Radiotherapy (IMRT, IGRT);, Treatment planning, Radiotherapy equipment, Dosimetry; Biological Modeling, Molecular Imaging & Imaging technology (MRI/MRS, PET, CT); Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy and Radiology; Radiation Protection; Non- Ionizing Radiation Effects; Hyperthermia;
National and International professional matters of Medical Physicists
More than 200 publications in peer reviewed journals.