About the Author
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Osten received the BSc from the University of Jena, Germany, in 1979. From 1979 to 1984 he was a member of the Institute of Mechanics in Berlin, working in the field of experimental stress analysis and optical metrology. In 1983 he received the PhD degree from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg for his thesis in the field of holographic interferometry. From 1984 to 1991 he was employed at the Central Institute of Cybernetics and Information Processes in Berlin making investigations in digital image processing and computer vision and heading the Institute for Digital Image Processing from 1988 to 1991. In 1991 he joined the Bremen Institute of Applied Beam Technology (BIAS) to establish and to direct the Department of Optical 3D-Metrology till 2002. Since September 2002 he has been a full professor at the University of Stuttgart and director of the Institute for Applied Optics. Between 2006 and 2010 he was the vice rector for research and technology of the Stuttgart University. His research work is focused on new concepts for industrial inspection and metrology by combining modern principles of optical metrology, sensor technology and image processing. Special attention is paid to the development of resolution enhanced technologies for the investigation of micro and nano structures.