Fraunhofer IPMS, Germany
A Merten received his Diploma-degree in Physics from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) in 2003. Following he was a PhD student at Institute of Environmental Physics in Heidelberg and worked on differential optical absorption spectroscopy (DOAS) of atmospheric trace gases. Afterwards he joined the Institute of Applied Photo Physics (IAPP) at the Technical University in Dresden and worked on the optical simulation and characterization of thin film organic solar cells. He joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in 2012 and is working on the opto-mechanical system design of miniaturized projectors and 3D-LIDAR cams involving MEMS scanners as well on the optical characterization of MEMS based scanner mirrors.