Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Drexler


Prof. Drexler is one of the Pioneers of Optical Coherence Tomography and currently head of the Center of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the Medical University of Vienna, Prof. Drexler brings to MedLumics more than 15 years of expert focus in OCT and an extensive tracked record of fundamental and translational research in the field. He began his professional career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , where, as a Max Kade grant holder, he devised and built the first ultra-high resolution OCT unit. Prof. Drexler later received his qualification as lecturer in medical physics at the University of Vienna and went on to become the director of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Laser Development and their Application in Medicine.

In 2001, Prof. Drexler won a prestigious START Award from the Austria Science Fund, allowing him to build an international scientific reputation. In 2006, he became head of the Biomedical Imaging department at the University of Cardiff in Wales, where he had been serving as one of the members of the governing research council with responsibility for 80 employees as the director of Investigation of the Optometry and Vision Science Department.