LINC-NIRVANA Curriculum Vitae

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Funding Sources • Patents • Papers • PhD and Master's Theses • Industrial Collaborations

Funding Sources (20 total)

  • MPG Zentralmittel
  • INAF Central Funding
  • MPIA Internal Funds
  • Humboldt Foundation - Wolfgang Paul Prize (R. Ragazzoni)
  • Verbundforschung - 4 separate grants
  • MPIfR Internal Funds
  • University of Cologne Internal Funds
  • FP6 / Opticon JRA1
  • FP6 / Opticon JRA4
  • MPIA / H.-W. Rix Berufungsmittel
  • University of Cologne / A. Eckart Berufungsmittel
  • INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri
  • INAF-Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio, Bologna
  • INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Padova
  • INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma
  • MPE Garching Internal Funds
  • Ministero per L'Universita e Ricerca (Italian Ministry for University Research)
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  • US Patent 8,303,313: Novel Optical Bench Construction from Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic” (“Montageplatten aus kohlefaserverstärktem Kunststoff”)
  • German Patent DE 10 2005 026 418: Spiegelträger für einen optischen Spiegel (“special substrate development for all-metal mirrors”)
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As of January 2019, LINC-NIRVANA has produced 14 refereed journal articles and approximately 150 conference proceedings. See the Papers page for full details.

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As of January 2019, LINC-NIRVANA has figured prominently in almost 30 PhD and Master's Theses


  • Anconelli, B., University of Genova
  • Arcidiacono, C., Arcetri
  • Bergomi, M., University of Padova
  • Bertram, T., University of Cologne
  • Böhm, Michael, University of Stuttgart
  • Brunelli, A., University of Padova
  • Egner, S., University of Heidelberg
  • Follert, R., University of Heidelberg
  • Foppiani, I., University of Bologna
  • Lombini, M., University of Bologna
  • Greggio, D., University of Padova
  • Marafatto, L., University of Padova
  • Meyer, E., University of Heidelberg
  • Müller-Sanchez, F., MPE Garching
  • Radhakrishnan, K., University of Heidelberg
  • Rost, S., University of Cologne
  • Schreiber, L., University of Bologna
  • Tremou, E., University of Cologne
  • Viotto, V, University of Padova

Diplom / Master's

  • Brunelli, A., University of Padova
  • Friedlein, R., University of Heidelberg
  • Lombini, M., University of Bologna
  • Reymann, D., Fachhochschule Darmstadt
  • Roth, S., Fachhochschule Darmstadt
  • Schmidt, J. J., University of Heidelberg
  • Schreiber, L., University of Bologna
  • Viotto, V, University of Padova
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Industrial Collaborations

LINC-NIRVANA exploits a number of unique technologies that have been developed in collaboration with industry. The following is a subset of our more important industrial collaborations:

  • Stahlbau Glawion, Eberswalde, Germany
  • Ingenieurbüro Schlossmacher, Unterschleissheim, Germany
  • Ingenieurbüro Steinbach + Lopez +Könitzer, Jena, Germany
  • INVENT GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany
  • Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik, Jena, Germany
  • Bieri Engineering, Winterthur, Germany
  • Präzisionsoptik Kaufmann, Crailsheim, Germany
  • Physik Instrumente (PI), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Stirling Cryogenics and Refrigeration, Eindhoven, NL
  • Tomelleri Engineering, Villafranca di Verona, IT
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