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Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gunther Notni

Postal address:
Technische Universität Ilmenau
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Fachgebiet Qualitätssicherung und Industrielle Bildverarbeitung
Postfach 10 05 65
98684 Ilmenau

Visiting address:
Technische Universität Ilmenau
Newtonbau, Raum 2050
Gustav-Kirchhoff-Platz 2
98693 Ilmenau

+49 3677 69-3820

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2021InVision TOP Innovation 2021 "MWIR-3D-Sensor
since 2021Deputy speaker of the WIR! alliance Holz-21-regio (BMBF)
since 2020Member of the board of directors of Fraunhofer IOF Jena; Senior Director Sensors & Metrology
since 2019Chairman of the Association for Innovation and Transfer w.V. at TU Ilmenau
2019Appointment as university professor at TU Ilmenau - head of the department of quality assurance and industrial image processing
2019 SPIE Community Champion
since 2018Chairman VDI regional association Thuringia
since 2018 Vice Chairman of the Board of Optonet e.V.
since 2017Head of Thuringian Center for Mechanical Engineering (ThZM)
2015Rudolf Kingslake Award of the SPIE
2014 - 2020 Co-initiator and member of the steering committee of the BMBF innovation alliance "3Dsensation".
2014 - 2019Endowed professorship for "Industrial Image Processing" at the Ilmenau University of Technology
2014Thuringian Research Award in the category "Applied Research
2005 Judson C. Hickey Writing Award of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
2002 Thuringian Research Award in the category "Transfer
1994 - 2019 Head of the Optical Systems Department at Fraunhofer IOF Jena
since 1992 Staff member at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering - IOF Jena
1992 Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena on the topic: "Investigations on wave coupling in volume gratings and their application in two-wave mixing and phase conjugation" (magna cum laude) - Awarded the Faculty Prize 1992 of the Faculty of Physical-Astronomical-Technical Sciences (Rohde and Schwarz Prize)
1990 - 1991Doctoral support by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)
1988 - 1992Aspirantur at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena at the Institute of Applied Optics
1988Section prize 1988 of the physics section for the diploma thesis
1983 - 1988 Studies of physics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, graduation as Dipl.-Phys. (in the field of coherence optics)
1981 - 1983 Apprenticeship as skilled worker for precision mechanics (Central Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam)
1969 - 1981 Polytechnic high school in Babelsberg and Abitur at the extended high school EOS 1 - Humboldt Oberschule in Potsdam
1963 born in Potsdam-Babelsberg


Research interests

  • Multispectral/Multimodial Imaging
  • 3D imaging
  • image processing
  • Productive Teaming
  • Human-Machine-Interaction
  • Recognition/Machine Learning
  • Contactles vital Parameter Acquisition
  • Forest Monitoring and Digitization

Reviews and Memberships

Reviewer for:
  • Journals:Applied Optics, Journal of Modern Optics, MDPI Journal Sensors, Measurement, Optics Express
  • Research Funding Organizations: DFG (German Research Foundation), several private research funding organizations/foundations
  • Conferences and Workshops: Member of more than 30 program committees of international and national conferences and workshops
  • Editor: Guest / Special Issue Editor MDPI Journal Sensors
  • AMA Scientific Council
  • DGaO - German Society for Applied Optics
  • GQW - Society for Quality Science e.V.
  • Medways e.V.
  • Spectronet
  • TZLR - Thuringian Center for Learning Systems and Robotics e.V.
  • VDI - Association of German Engineers
  • ZBS - Center for Image and Signal Processing e.V.



Lists of publications are available at

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