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Stefan Preißer
Dr. phil. nat. Stefan Preißer

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

T +43 1 40400 20030


Microscopy; Optical Imaging; Photoacoustic Techniques; Tomography

Research group(s)

  • Drexler Lab

Research interests

I was born in Germany where I studied physical engineering at the Coburg University and biomedical engineering at the Leibniz University in Hannover. In my PhD in physics at the University of Berne (Switzerland) I worked in the field of combining ultrasound imaging with photoacoustic imaging techniques for breast cancer imaging.

After receiving my PhD I joined a FFG cooperation project between the company Xarion Laser Acoustics and the Medical University of Vienna as a postdoc. The project successfully demonstrated photoacoustic microscopy with a new optical sensor technology. I am continuing my research in this field as a principal investigator of a new FFG project since 2016.

Main research interest:

  • Photoacoustic imaging
  • Endoscopy
  • Optical sensor technologies
  • Microscopy techniques

Selected publications

  1. Haindl, R. et al., 2016. Total retinal blood flow measurement by three beam Doppler optical coherence tomography. Biomedical Optics Express, 7(2), p.287. Available at:
  2. Preisser, S. et al., 2016. All-optical highly sensitive akinetic sensor for ultrasound detection and photoacoustic imaging. Biomedical Optics Express, 7(10), p.4171. Available at:
  3. Preisser, S. et al., 2016. Study of clutter origin inin-vivoepi-optoacoustic imaging of human forearms. Journal of Optics, 18(9), p.094003. Available at:
  4. Rohringer, W. et al., 2016. All-optical highly sensitive broadband ultrasound sensor without any deformable parts for photoacoustic imaging A. A. Oraevsky & L. V. Wang, eds. Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2016. Available at:
  5. Preißer, S., Fischer, B. & Panzer, N., 2017. Listening to Ultrasound with a Laser. Optik & Photonik, 12(5), pp.22-25. Available at: