Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. H.C. Alexander W. Koch


Doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology



Prof. Koch studied electrical engineering and information technology at TUM and obtained his doctorate at Universität der Bundeswehr München in 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Society – Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics. He completed his lecturer qualification in electrophysics in 1992. In the same year, he accepted the position of professor of measurement science at Saarland University. Prof. Koch has been full professor of measurement systems and sensor technology at TUM since 1998. His teaching covers the fields of sensor technology, photonic measurement systems and laser measurement systems. He also lectures regularly at the German Institute for Science and Technology, GIST-TUM ASIA in Singapore.

Research Interests

The research activities of Prof. Koch (b. 1958) include optomechatronic measurement technology, laser measurement systems, optical fiber sensors, holographic speckle interferometry, image and sensor data processing, FTIR spectroscopy, environmental monitoring, multisensory systems and medical measuring systems.

Selected Publications

1. Mueller U, Baier H, Mueller M, Koch AW: “Vibration and Shape Control in Opto-mechanical Systems Using Distributed Fiber-optic Bragg Grating Sensors”. Journal of Vibration and Control.2010; 16(4): 539-553.

2. Hirth F, Buck T, Pérez-Grassi A, Koch AW: “Depth-sensitive Thin Film Reflectometer”.Measurement Science and Technology. 2010; 21(12): 125301.

3. Mueller MS, Hoffmann L, Sandmair A, Koch AW: “Full Strain Tensor Treatment of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors”. IEEE J. Quantum Electronics. 2009; 45(5): 547-553.

4. Koch AW: “Speckle Measurement Techniques for Surface Analysis”. In: Speckle Photography and Speckle Interferometry and their Applications to Mechanic Solid Problems. Editor: Salazar F. 2008.

5. Koch AW; Ruprecht MW, Toedter O, Häusler G: Optische Messtechnik an technischen Oberflächen. Renningen-Malmsheim: Expert-Verlag, 1998.


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