Jürgen Popp studied chemistry at the universities of Erlangen and Würzburg. After his PhD in Chemistry he joined Yale University for postdoctoral work. He subsequently returned to Würzburg University where he finished his habilitation in 2002. Since 2002 he holds a chair for Physical Chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena. Since 2006 he is also the scientific director of the Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena. His research interests are concerned with bio- and material-photonics. In particular his expertise is in the field of Raman spectroscopy and in the development of innovative Raman techniques should be emphasized. The scientific results of J. Popp were published in more than 250 scientific articles in premier peer-reviewed journals. Jürgen Popp coordinates the European Network of Excellence „Photonics4Life“ and is Editor-in-Chief of „Journal of Biophotonics“. Since 2009 he is Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Area of Expertise:

Development and application of innovative frequency-, time- and spatially resolved laser micro-spectroscopical methods and techniques; Development and Application of innovative linear and non-linear Raman-technologies for biophotonics; Molecular multidimensional imaging; Localization, identification and structural analysis of biomolecules and biological systems for biomedical diagnosis; Derivation of structure-property as well as structure dynamics relationships; Biophotonics and material photonics