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Heinz-Wilhelm Huebers

Institute of Optical Sensor Systems at German Aerospace Center in the Helmholtz Association


Heinz-Wilhelm Huebers is the director of the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems of Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center, DLR) and professor of physics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He received the Dr. rer. nat. degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Bonn in 1994, and a habilitation degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Stuttgart. From 1991 to 1994, he was with the Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn. In 1994, he joined DLR, becoming head of department in 2001. From 2009 to 2012 he has been professor of experimental physics at the Technische Universität Berlin and head of the department of “Experimental Planetary Physics” at DLR. His research interests physics and technology of optical sensor systems for air- and spaceborne applications. In particular he is interested in terahertz remote sensing and spectroscopy, with applications in planetary research, astronomy, and security. Prof. Hübers has authored or co-authored more than 150 research papers. He received the Innovation Award on Synchrotron Radiation (2003) and the Lilienthal Award (2007).