Dr.-Ing. Beate Mitschunas


  • 1974-1978: Studies in precision mechanics and optics with Prof. Haferkorn, graduation as a graduate engineer, TU Ilmenau
  • 1978-1979: Research stay at the research center of Carl-Zeiss Jena, topic: "Development of a zoom system for an operating microscope"
  • 1979-1984: PhD in the field of technical optics, TU Ilmenau, topic: "Approach theory of zoom lenses"
  • 1984-1989: Industrial plan research for Carl Zeiss Jena and development of the software PARAX
  • since 1989 research assistant at the Technical Optics Research Group, TU Ilmenau


  • Investigations of collinear starting systems of complex lighting and imaging systems as well as of zoom optics with tunable lenses
  • Lens design for a variety of applications using commercial optical software ZEMAX(TM), CODE V(TM)
  • Studies on physical-optical problems and their simulation with the ASAP(TM) program
  • Holography, holographic interferometry


  • photography
  • art and painting, architecture
  • bicycling, table tennis

Postal address
    Dr.-Ing. Beate Mitschunas
    Technische Universität Ilmenau
    Fakultät für Maschinenbau
    Institut für Mikro- und Nanotechnologien
    Fachgebiet Technische Optik
    Postfach 10 05 65
    98684 Ilmenau