Markus Strobl

Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging (LNS)
at Paul Scherrer Institut

October 17. 11:40

Markus Strobl is the Head of the Applied Materials Group operating the neutron imaging and engineering instruments at the Swiss Neutron Source SINQ of the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland. He studied at the Technical University of Vienna and received his master diploma in engineering physics for a work on Ultra-Small Angle Neutron Scattering of artificial structures and his PhD in Physics from his Viennese University for the exploration of alternative contrast signals in neutron tomography at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. After operating, designing and building instruments for neutron imaging, ultra-small angle neutron scattering, neutron reflectivity and neutron time-of-flight techniques for various applications in applied materials, engineering, hard and soft matter science in Berlin he moved to Scandinavia working for the European Spallation Source (ESS) developing several instrument projects, in particular the neutron imaging instrument ODIN, acted as coordinator of the science focus areas of imaging, geology, engineering and cultural heritage sciences and as deputy head of the Neutron Instrument Division. He became an affiliated Professor for Neutron and X-ray Imaging Techniques at the Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen in 2014 and held an Otto Mønsted visiting professorship at the Danish Technical University in fall 2022. Between 2017 and 2021 he also held a senior scientist position at the Nuclear Physics Institute of Czech Academy of Science in parallel to his main affiliation with ESS and later PSI.  In the meantime, in 2017, he had moved to Switzerland and took over the lead of the Neutron Imaging and Activation Group at PSI from his predecessor Dr Eberhard H. Lehmann. Markus is furthermore acting as elected Vice President of the International Society of Neutron Radiography (ISNR) in his second term as well as second term board member of the Swiss Society of Neutron Science and serves/d on numerous review and advisory boards around the globe.