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Prof. Dr. Thomas Wilhein

KFS candidate 2020


TW-150 Hochschule Koblenz
RheinAhrCampus Remagen
Joseph-Rovan-Allee 2, 53424 Remagen
Tel.  02642-932203
Fax  02642-932399


Current research focus:

  • X-ray microscopy with nm resolution for life science applications

  • Analytical X-ray imaging (with X-ray fluorescence, XANES)

  • Instrumentation for end stations at synchrotron radiation sources


In the KFS, I would stand up for:

  • User-friendly big-data solutions at the facilities
  • Improved communication between facilites and users during beam time allocation (feedback system)
  • More user-oriented beamline periphery (preparation laboratories etc.)
  • Coordination of BMBF collaborative research and beamtime allocation


Scientific career

Since 2009:

W3 professorship for X-ray physics at the HS Koblenz


Professorship for Technical Physics at the HS Koblenz


Visiting scientist at the Institute for Atomic Physics, Lund, Sweden


Post-Doc at the Institute for X-ray Physics, University of Göttingen


PhD with G. Schmahl, University of Göttingen


Diploma thesis with G. Schmahl, University of Göttingen


Study of physics, University of Cologne and University of Göttingen


Study of photo engineering, FH Cologne, diploma 1984


Abitur at the Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium Wolfsburg




Co-organizer of the SNI 2014 in Bonn

Since 2012:

Speaker of the research area "Analytical Imaging" of the HS Koblenz


Teaching award of the state for the lecture "X-ray optics" as best MINT course at universities of the state RLP

Seit 2009:

Member of the board of trustees of the Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern


Academy Award of the State RLP for research in the field of X-ray physics

Since 2005:

Head of the "Institute for X-Optics" at HS Koblenz

Since 2004:

6 BMBF collaborative research projects at large-scale facilities in succession for research work at FLASH and PETRA III

Since 1994:

Active user of synchrotron radiation sources: BESSY, BESSY II, DORIS, ELETTRA, ESRF, FLASH, PETRA III