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Bernhard Baumann
Bernhard Baumann, PhD

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0001-6419-1932
T +43 1 40400 73727

Further Information


Optical Imaging; Physics; Tomography, Optical Coherence

Research group(s)

  • Baumann Lab
  • Hitzenberger/Pircher Lab

Research interests

Optical methods enable rapid, noninvasive, and three-dimensional imaging with micrometer scale resolution. My research interests are the development of new optical methods for biomedical imaging – in particular optical coherence tomography (OCT) – and their application for improved diagnostics of diseases in both clinical and preclinical research.


  • OPTIMALZ - Optical imaging of ocular pathology in Alzheimer’s disease (2015)
    Source of Funding: EU, ERC-2014-STG
    Principal Investigator
  • Preclinical imaging of the rodent eye with multi-functional optical coherence tomography (2013)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Stand-Alone Projects
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Augustin, M. et al., 2017. Ocular fundus pulsations within the posterior rat eye: Chorioscleral motion and response to elevated intraocular pressure. Scientific Reports, 7(1). Available at:
  2. Lichtenegger, A. et al., 2017. Spectroscopic imaging with spectral domain visible light optical coherence microscopy in Alzheimer�s disease brain samples. Biomedical Optics Express, 8(9), p.4007. Available at:
  3. Baumann, B., 2017. Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography: A Review of Technology and Applications. Applied Sciences, 7(5), p.474. Available at:
  4. Baumann, B. et al., 2017. Visualization of neuritic plaques in Alzheimer�s disease by polarization-sensitive optical coherence microscopy. Scientific Reports, 7, p.43477. Available at:
  5. Fialova, S. et al., 2016. Posterior rat eye during acute intraocular pressure elevation studied using polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography. Biomedical Optics Express, 8(1), p.298. Available at: