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Scientific Career

Professor Wilkens (b. 1974) conducts research in the field of medical physics focusing primarily on the radiation therapy of cancer patients. A major focus is the optimization of treatment planning for protons and ion beam. Other research interests include physical and radiobiological models to describe the effect of radiation in the patient and the implementation of modern, image-based techniques in tumor therapy.

Professor Wilkens studied physics at LMU Munich and in Nottingham (UK) and completed his PhD in 2004 in Heidelberg. Subsequently, he worked as a member of the research staff at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg and for a period of time held a postdoctoral research position at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (USA). In 2008 he was appointed to a position at TUM’s Klinikum rechts der Isar with research interests in the field of "Advanced Technologies in Radiation Therapy". Since 2012 he has headed the Medical Physics Unit within the Department of Radiation Therapy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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