Prof. Dr. Michael Gensch

Terahertz and Laser Spectroscopy

Since January 2019, Michael Gensch holds the professorship for “Terahertz and Laser Spectroscopy” at Technische Universität Berlin and ECDF. At the same time, he was appointed Head of Department for “Terahertz and Laser Spectroscopy” at the DLR Institute of Optical Sensor Systems in Berlin Adlershof. Born in Berlin, he studied at the University of Manchester and TU Berlin before moving to the ISAS – Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences for his doctorate. After various positions at DESY and at the BESSYII storage ring at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), he became senior scientist and project manager for the setup and the scientific program of the TELBE THz user facility at the ELBE accelerator at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in 2010. From 2015 until his appointment at TU Berlin he worked as group leader "High-field THz driven Phenomena" at the Institute of Radiation Physics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). "My research focuses on instrument development for customized laser-based spectroscopy methods with applications in materials analysis, diagnostics at acceleration-based light sources and, in the future, on robotic missions to explore the solar system," says the scientist. (kj)