Prof. Dr. Alexander Heisterkamp

Prof. Dr. Alexander Heisterkamp
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Prof. Dr. Alexander Heisterkamp
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

Schwerpunkte in Forschung und Lehre

  • Biophotonics and Laser Medicine
  • Ultrashort Laser Pulses and Nonlinear Opticss
  • Laser-based Imaging in Microscopy
  • Laser Manipulation of Cells and Tissues, such as Lasertransfection, Optogenetics, Laser Surgery etc.


  • Beruflicher Werdegang

    2018-2019                  Distinguished Guest Professor (Global) at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

    since 02/2014             Full Professor (W3) for Biophotonics at Leibniz Universitaet Hannover

    since 02/2014             Member of the Scientific Directorate of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

    10/2011-01/2014        Full Professor (W2) of Applied Physics/Optics at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

    2009-2011                  Full Professor (W2) of Physics at the Leibniz University Hannover

    2006-2009                  Assistant Professor (W1) for Biophotonics at the Leibniz University of Hannover, 

    2003-2004                  Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard University, (DFG-fellowship)

    2002                           Dr. rer. nat. at Leibniz University Hannover (summa cum laude)

    1998                           Degree in Physics at Leibniz University Hannover (summa cum laude)

  • Ausbildung

    1998-2002                Promotion Universität Hannover, durchgeführt am Laser Zentrum Hannover, "Einsatzultrakurzer Laserpulse in der refraktiven Hornhautchirurgie"

    1998                        Diplom in Physik, Universität Hannover, Diplomarbeit am Institut für Quantenoptik, "Thermische Untersuchungen hochrepetierender Erbium-Lasersysteme"

    1993-1998                Studium der Physik, Universität Hannover

    1992-1993                Zivildienst beim Arbeiter Samariter Dienst Hannover, Ausbildung zum Rettungssanitäter

    1992                        Abitur Gymnasium Isernhagen

  • Mitgliedschaften und Ämter

    Executive board of the Leibniz University Society, since 2017

    Executive board of the German-Technion Society, since 2017

    Conference Chair and Member of the Organizing Committee of the LASE-Conference “Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers” of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Photonics West, San Francisco, 2005-2016

    Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of the European Optical Society, Aberdeen 2012, TOM Biophotonics.

    Liaison lecturer of the Foundation of German Economy (Stiftung Deutsche Wirtschaft – SDW) 2010-2012

    Executive board (since 2016) and Member of the Excellence Cluster REBIRTH – Regenerative Biology and Reconstructive Therapy, Hannover, since 2007 (founding member)

    Clusterboard member (since 2014) of the Excellence Cluster Hearing for all, Hannover.

    PI and Member of the German Lung Center, since 2011

    Reviewer for young researcher program “Jugend forscht” since 2014.

    Program committee, session chair, organizer of several international conferences (v. Humboldt, NATO, EOS etc)

    Member of the Scholarship and Awards Committee of SPIE 2008-2010

    Member of the Early Career Program Committee of the SPIE 2007-2008

    Member of the Program Committee for the Graduate-School Program “Regenerative Sciences” at the Medical School Hannover

    Member of the German Physical Society (DPG)

    Member of the German Technion Society