Bernd Fischer Award 2011

  • Knopp, Tobias (Award Recipient)

Prize: Awards of the University of Luebeck

General Description

The Bernd Fischer Award 2011 for an outstanding PhD thesis in the Departments of Computer Science or Natural Sciences is awarded to Dr.-Ing. Tobias Knopp for his dissertation on "Efficient reconstruction and alternative coil topologies for magnetic particle imaging” at the Institute of Medical Engineering under supervision of Prof. Dr. T. Buzug.

Dr. Knopp, born in Lübeck in 1982, is a computer scientist and heads the MAPIT project at the University of Lübeck, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In his doctoral thesis, he developed a new reconstruction method for medical imaging using magnetic particle imaging, which makes previously required complex calibrations unnecessary and is eminently applicable to clinical practice in terms of image quality and speed.

The University Award for STEM dissertations has been presented since 2007 and was renamed as Bernd Fischer Award in 2016 to commemorate the mathematician Prof. Dr. Bernd Fischer (1957-2013). As the Head of the Institute of Mathematics and Image Computing and the Fraunhofer Project Group on Image Registration (MEVIS) Professor Fischer played a major role in establishing the field of computer science at the University of Luebeck and, as a scientist as well as a lecturer, he was extremely committed and popular for his achievements, his excellent teaching and his work on behalf of the university.
The award is endowed with 2,500 euros and is awarded annually by the Association of Alumni and Friends of the University of Luebeck.
Degree of recognitionLocal
Granting OrganisationsVerein der Alumni, Freunde und Förderer der Universität zu Lübeck e. V.

Awarded at event

Event titleUniversity Award 2011
LocationRathaus der Hansestadt Lübeck, Lübeck, GermanyShow on map

Research Area or Academic Center

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering