20072024

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Professor Herzen (*1980) conducts research on biomedical imaging. The main focus of her research is the development of new methods in X-ray computed tomography based on spectral detection and X-ray phase contrast for medicine and biology. She uses both, highly-brilliant synchrotron radiation and standard polychromatic X-ray tubes for her research. Besides the improvement of image quality, another major objective of Herzen’s work is quantitative imaging – a procedure which allows for extracting element-specific measures from X-ray images.

Professor Herzen studied physics at the University of Hamburg (2006) and obtained her doctorate – which included a research stay at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland, 2008) – from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in 2010. She then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at TUM (2010 & 2014) and at the synchrotron source PETRA III (Hamburg, 2012) and held a position as interim professor at TU Dortmund (2015) before being appointed as Assistant Professor for Biomedical Imaging Physics at TUM in 2018.

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
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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