TEAM MEMBERS

Bernhard Baumann, PhD

I’m an associate professor at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the Medical University of Vienna (MUW). I studied physics at the University of Vienna and received a PhD degree in Medical Physics from MUW (2009, supervisor: Christoph K. Hitzenberger). After postdoctoral training at the Research Laboratory of Electronics at the MIT and at New England Eye Center at Tufts University in 2010 and 2011, I returned to Vienna to do research and teach at MUW.

My research interests are the development of new optical methods for biomedical imaging – in particular optical coherence tomography (OCT) – and their application for improved diagnostics of diseases in both clinical and preclinical research.

Conrad Merkle, PhD

After completing my PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, USA (2018, supervisor: Vivek J. Srinivasan), I joined the Baumann Lab in February 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher.

My main research interests are focused on the development and application of optical imaging techniques, specifically optical coherence tomography (OCT), to study biomedical systems for preclinical or clinical research. In particular, I am interested in the role of microvascular hemodynamics in the progression of various brain and eye diseases.

Pablo Eugui, PhD

I started working in the Baumann Lab in November 2015 after finishing my Master in Biomedical Engineering at the Universidad Publica de Navarra in Spain.

I am currently enrolled as a PhD student of the Medical University of Vienna and working in fiber-based optical coherence tomography systems. My interests are optical imaging with different techniques, signal and image processing applied to the medical field and the study of different neurological diseases.

Antonia Lichtenegger, PhD

I finished my two master studies, technical mathematics and Biomedical Engineering, in 2015 at the Technical University of Vienna.

I joined the Baumann Lab in November 2015 and I am enrolled as a PhD student at the Medical University of Vienna. My current focus of research lies in designing, setting up and testing OCT systems. Furthermore my interests are integrating multimodal extensions to OCT systems and imaging processing.

Johanna Gesperger, MSc

I finished my master’s degree in MedTech at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustad in October 2017. One year later, I joined the Baumann Lab as a PhD student at the Medical Universtiy of Vienna.

My main research interest is the assessment of the heterogeneity of primary brain tumours with different methods, focusing on optical imaging, digital pathology and molecular methods, respectively.


Bachelor, Master Students and Interns

Maryam Salehi Ravesh

Maryam Salehi Ravesh received her B.Sc. degrees in physics from University of Vienna, Austria. Since 2017, she is enrolled in a M.S course for Master`s degree in biomedical engineering. Her research interests include medical physics and imaging.


The group

2020, Vienna General Hospital
(from left to right) Pablo Eugui, Bernhard Hennebichler, Johanna Gesperger, Bernhard Baumann, Danielle J. Harper, Conrad Merkle, Antonia Lichtenegger

2017, Haus des Meeres, Vienna, Austria
(from left to right) Matthias Lembacher, Antonia Lichtenegger, Zoe Neuburger, Bernhard Baumann, Marco Augustin, Danielle Harper, Pablo Eugui, Matthias Wechdorn
(missing) Martina Muck

2016, Schloß Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria
(from left to right, front) Antonia Lichtenegger, Stanislava Fialová, Danielle Harper
(from left to right, back) Bernhard Baumann, Simon Strehn, Marco Augustin, Pablo Eugui, Martina Muck, Konrad Leskovar

2015, Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
(from left to right) Antonia Lichtenegger, Pablo Eugui, Stanislava Fialová, Bernhard Baumann, Danielle Harper, Marco Augustin

Former Members

Bernhard Hennebichler (Bachelor Student Biomedical Sciences @ FH Wien, Vienna, Austria)

Danielle J. Harper (PhD Student Medical Physics @ Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)
Last known position (2020) Harvard Medical School

Marco Augustin (Postdoc @ Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)
Last known position (2020) Occyo

Zoe Neuburger (Medical Student @ Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)
Last known position (2018): ---

Matthias Wechdorn (Medical Student @ Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)
Last known position (2018): Universtiy Hospital St. Polten.

Martina Muck (Master Student @ University of Applied Sciences FH Campus Wien, Vienna, Austria)
Last known position (2018): Department of Blood Group Serology and Transfusion Medicine at MedUni Vienna.

Simon Strehn (Master Student Technical Physics @ Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria)
Last known position (2018): Robert Bosch AG

Konrad Leskovar (Master Student Technical Physics @ Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria)
Last known position (2017): ---

Stanislava Fialova (PhD Student Medical Physics @ Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)
Last known position (2017): Kvant Ltd.

Carlos Reyes (Master Student Biophotonics, Europhotonics @ Erasmus Mundus)
Last known position (2017): Tyndall Photonics, University College Cork, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland

Johannes Schirmer (Master Student Medicine @ Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria)
Last known position (2018): Landeskrankenhaus Bludenz