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Dr. Klaus Gerhard Puschmann

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Julius-Pfister-Ring 14d
63755 Alzenau

Bavaria

Germany

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Phone: +49 6023 7061001
Mobile: +49 1522 1517880

E-Mail: kgp@live.de

Dr. Klaus Gerhard Puschmann
Dr. Klaus Gerhard Puschmann

Curriculum Vitae - Dr. Klaus Gerhard Puschmann

CV in pdf-format at the bottom of this page for download.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

2014 – 2016

Senior Optical Engineer, Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Preparatory Programme Office, Space Weather Segment & NEO Segment, OPS-L,  ESA/ESOC Darmstadt, Germany

RHEA Systems for European Space Agency

  • Focus on the Development of the ESA L1/L5 Lagrange Space Weather Mission and the 1m Near Earth Object Survey TELescope (NEOSTEL)
  • Co-organizer, Board-Member and Secretary - NEOSTEL Preliminary and Final Design Review (PDR, FDR)
  • Expert in the NEOSTED Tender Evaluation Board (TEB)
  • Airbus L1/L5 Lagrange Space Weather Mission Definition Review (MDR)
  • OHB L1/L5 Lagrange Space Weather Mission Definition Review (MDR)
  • Participation in the development of ground-based Optical Telescopes (4-12m aperture class) for Optical Space Link/ Communication

Business or sector Aerospace

 

2010-2014

Instrument Scientist at the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP, Germany) in the Optical Solar Group led by adjunct Prof. Dr. C. Denker

Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP, Germany)

  • Further instrumental development of the GREGOR Fabry-Perot Interferometer (GFPI) including optical design, optics, opto-mechanics, control soft- and hardware.
  • Commissioning and science verification of the GREGOR Fabry-Perot Interferometer (GFPI).
  • Development of the BLue Imaging Solar Spectrometer (BLISS) including optical design, optics, opto-mechanics, cameras, etalons, control soft- and hardware.
  • Further improvements of my GFPI/BLISS-data pipeline including Speckle-, Speckle Deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.
  • Observational astrophysics and scientific writing covering the solar photosphere, chromosphere and related magnetic fields as well as instrumental development and technical innovations.

Business or  sector  Solar Physics and Instrumentation

 

2009-2010

Post-doc at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain) in the group led by Prof. Dr. F. Moreno-Insertis: La atmósfera solar, computación y observación, AYA2007-65502 (3E4507)

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain)

  • Spectral  line inversion techniques and semi-empirical geometrical modelling of Sunspots.
  • Further development of a GFPI-data pipeline including Speckle-, Speckle deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.
  • Observational astrophysics and scientific writing covering the solar photosphere, chromosphere and related magnetic fields.

 

Business or sector  Solar Physics

 

 

2007-2009

Post-doc at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain) in the group led by Dr. V. Martínez-Pillet: Integración y vuelo de SUNRISE/MAX. Fase conceptual de SOLAR/VIM (4E3806)

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain)

  • Integration/Test/Verification of IMAX, SUNRISE
  • Spectral  line inversion techniques and semi-empirical geometrical modelling of Sunspots.
  • Further development of a GFPI-data pipeline including Speckle-, Speckle deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.
  • Observational astrophysics and scientific writing covering the solar photosphere, chromosphere and related magnetic fields.

   Business or sector  Solar Physics and Instrumentation

 

 

2002-2007

Post-doc position at the Universitäts-Sternwarte Göttingen (USW, later on Institute for Astrophysics Göttingen, IAG, Germany) in the group led by Dr. F. Kneer

Universitäts-Sternwarte Göttingen (USW, later on Institute for Astrophysics Göttingen, IAG, Germany)

  • Development and AIT of the GREGOR Fabry-Perot Interferometer (GFPI) as the successor of the Göttingen Fabry-Pérot Interferomter (GFPI) including optical designs, optics, opto-mechanics, cameras, etalons, control soft- and hardware.
  • Development of my GFPI-data pipeline including Speckle-, Speckle Deconvolution-, and MOMFBD- techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.
  • Observational astrophysics and scientific writing covering the solar photosphere, chromosphere and related magnetic fields as well as instrumental development and technical innovations.

Business or sector  Solar Physics and Instrumentation

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

 

2002

Defence of the Thesis

 

Karl-Franzens Universität ( Graz, Austria)

 

1998-2002

PHD-Thesis in Astrophysics

 

Instituto deAstrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain)

 

1998

Diploma in Astrophysics

 

Karl-Franzens Universität  (Graz,  Austria)

 

1987-1998

Study of Astrophysics

 

Karl-Franzens Universität (Graz Austria)

  • Courses of experimental and theoretical physics
  • Courses of mathematics
  • Courses of astrophysics
  • Courses of meteorology

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

 

 

Mother tongue(s)

German

 

 

Other language(s)

UNDERSTANDING

SPEAKING

WRITING

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

English

C1

C1

C1

C1

C1

Spanish

C1

C1

C1

C1

C1

 

Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

Communication skills

  • Scientific publishing  in different referred and non-referred journals
  • Oral and poster contributions  at  international conferences and  meetings
  • Invited talks at different international institutes
  • Public  talks
  • International framework of collaborators
  • University Lecturing and Support of Erasmus, Diploma and PhD Students

 

Organisational / managerial skills

  • Senior Optical Engineer, ESA SSA Preparatory Programme Office, OPS-L ESOC
  • Co-organizer, Board-Member and Secretary - NEOSTEL Preliminary detailed Design Review (PDR) and NEOSTEL Final detailed Design Review (FDR)
  • Expert in the NEOSTED Tender Evaluation Board (TEB)
  • Airbus L1/L5 Lagrange Mission Definition Review (MDR)
  • OHB L1/L5 Lagrange Mission Definition Review (MDR)
  • Instrument Scientist of the GREGOR Fabry-Perot Interferometer and BLue Imaging Solar Spectrometer
  • Member of the 1.5m Solar Telescope Project GREGOR

 

Job-related skills

  • Publication Record: 74 publications (40 refereed) with 723 citations are listed in the SSAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) - Hirschindex: 15
  • Referee for Astronomical Journals
  • Member of a Local Organizing Committees (LOCs)
  • Co-Editor of the Proceedings "Modern Solar Facilities - Advanced Solar Science"
  • Member of the Spanish Time Allocation Committee (Cat-Solar)

 

Computer skills

  • Programming languages:  IDL, Fortran, C, CL, HTML
  • Operative systems:  Windows, Linux, macOS
  • Office Products: MS-Office, Latex, Image processing

 

Other skills

  • Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Aerospace, Space Weather, Post-Focus Instrument Development, Instrument Control Software Development, Instrument Data Pipeline Development, Optical Telescope Development,  Remote Sensing Payload Development, In-situ Payload Development, Space Mission Development,  Development of ground-based Telescopes for Optical Space Link/Communication, Spacecraft Development, Telescope/Instrument/Spacecraft AIT,  Observational Astronomy, Spectroscopy, Spectropolarimetry, Image processing, Image Reconstruction Techniques, Scientific Data Analysis, Spectral Line Inversion Techniques, 3D semi-empiric Sunspot modelling, Near Earth Object Detection ,Optics, Opto-mechanics, Adaptive Optics, Detectors, Etalons, Optical Design, Scientific Software Development, Requirement Development, Scientific Writing, Sun, Photosphere, Chromosphere, Corona, Heliosphere, Solar Wind, Magnetic fields and Waves

 

Driving licence

A,B

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

Projects

Observational Experience

 

35 technical and observing campaigns at various solar telescopes:

 

  • German Vacuum Tower Telescope (VTT)
  • 1-Meter Swedish Solar Telescope (SST)
  • 1.5-Meter GREGOR solar telescope (GREGOR)

 

with different post-focus instrumentation:

 

  • GREGOR Fabry-Perot Interferometer (GFPI) @ VTT & GREGOR
  • Göttingen Fabry-Perot Interferometer (GFPI) @ VTT
  • Echelle Spectrograph (VTT) + Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter (TIP) @ VTT
  • TElecentric SOlar Spectrometer (TESOS)+ Visible-light Imaging Polarimeter (VIP)  @ VTT
  • CRisp Imaging  SpectroPolarimeter (CRISP) @ SST
  • Broadband and narrowband imaging @ VTT, SST, GREGOR

Europass CV - Dr. Klaus Gerhard Puschmann - for download below

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