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Rainer Leitgeb
ao. Prof. Dr. Rainer LeitgebChristian Doppler Laboratory OPTRAMED

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-0131-4111
T +43 1 40400 17140

Further Information


Multimodal Imaging; Optical Imaging; Optics and Photonics; Tomography, Optical Coherence

Research group(s)

Research interests

My research focus is on biomedical optics and its application in real world medicine. Especially the translation of developed innovative technologies to the clinics is a key objective. We are addressing with our research unmet needs in medial diagnostics that aim at improving the quality of live by enabling early diagnosis when treatment is most effective. An important character of our research is a balanced mix of on the one hand basic research questions by elucidating new phenomena in optics with a potential for medial application; on the other hand we are working in close cooperation with major industry partners for medical products in order to help translating mature developments from bench to bedside.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Optical Coherence Tomography; Optical Angiography; Raman Spectroscopy; Non-Linear Microscopy; Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging; Multimodal Optical Endoscopy; Functional Optical Imaging; Ophthalmic Instruments; Surgical Microscopy; Optical Design; Translational Optical Imaging in Medicine; Image and Signal Processing;


  • Phast (2020)
    Source of Funding: EU, H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
    Principal Investigator
  • Ultrafast Scalable OCT (2018)
    Source of Funding: National Institutes of Health (NIH), R21
    Principal Investigator
  • Digital Wavefront Sensing (2017)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Stand-Alone Project
    Principal Investigator
  • FBI (2016)
    Source of Funding: EU, H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
    Principal Investigator
  • MIB (2016)
    Source of Funding: EU, H2020 - PHC-2015
    Principal Investigator
  • MOON (2016)
    Source of Funding: EU, H2020-ICT-2016-1
    Coordinator of the collaborative project
  • OPTRAMED (2016)
    Source of Funding: CDG (Christian Doppler Research Association), Christian Doppler Laboratory
    Principal Investigator