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Dr. Klaus Gerhard Puschmann

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13587 Berlin

Germany

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Dr. Klaus Gerhard Puschmann
Dr. Klaus Gerhard Puschmann

Curriculum Vitae - Dr. Klaus Gerhard Puschmann

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, Planetary Defense based on space weather forecast,  Near Earth Object (NEO) detection and respective telescope/satellite/instrument development

 

2010-2014

Instrument Scientist at the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP, Germany) in the Optical Solar Group

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, scientific verification and exploitation 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 the GFPI/BLISS-data pipeline iSPOR-DP including Speckle-, Speckle Deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.
  • Observational astrophysics, scientific publication and public outreach with focus on Solar Physics and instrumental development/innovation. 

Business or  sector  science, research, solar physics, telescope/instrument/software development

 

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 the GFPI-data pipeline iSPOR-DP including Speckle-, Speckle deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.
  • Observational astrophysics, scientific publication and public outreach with focus on Solar Physics and instrumental development/innovation. 

 

Business or sector  science, research, solar physics, telescope/instrument/software development

 

 

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)

  • Assembly, Integration and Verification of IMAX, SUNRISE
  • Spectral  line inversion techniques and semi-empirical geometrical 3D modelling of Sunspots.
  • Further development of the GFPI-data pipeline iSPOR-DP including Speckle-, Speckle deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.
  • Observational astrophysics, scientific publication and public outreach with focus on Solar Physics and instrumental development/innovation. 

   Business or sector  science, research, aerospace, solar physics, telescope/instrument/software development

 

 

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, AIT, scientific verification and exploitation of the GREGOR Fabry-Pérot Interferometer (GFPI) as the successor of the Göttingen Fabry-Pérot Interferometer (GFPI) including optical design, optics, opto-mechanics, cameras, etalons, control soft- and hardware development.
  • Development of the GFPI-data pipeline iSPOR-DP including Speckle-, Speckle Deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.
  • Observational astrophysics, scientific publication and public outreach with focus on Solar Physics and instrumental development/innovation.

Business or sector  science, research, solar physics, telescope/instrument/software development

 

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
  • Courses of Geophysics

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

 

 

Mother tongue(s)

German

 

 

Other language(s)

UNDERSTANDING

SPEAKING

WRITING

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

English

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C1

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Spanish

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   Italian

 

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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
  • Team and Project Management

 

Job-related skills

  • Publication Record: 74 publications (40 refereed) with more than 800 citations 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,Text-, Image- and Video processing
  • Online non-profit Hackintosh Build/Guide Development and user support in respective forums
                 Observational skills

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

 

 

 

General 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 Solar Physics, Spectroscopy, Spectropolarimetry, Image processing, Image Reconstruction Techniques, Scientific Data Analysis and Interpretation, Spectral Line Inversion Techniques, 3D semi-empiric 3D Sunspot modelling, Near Earth Object Detection, Optics, Opto-mechanics, Adaptive Optics, Detectors, Etalons, Optical Design,
    System Design, Software Development, Scientific and Instrumental Requirement Development and Definition, Scientific and Instrumental Exploitation, Publication and public outreach.

 

Driving licence

A,B

 

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
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