New video portrait of Hector Fellow Jürg Leuthold
The new video portrait introduces Hector Fellow Jürg Leuthold and provides insights into his research at ETH Zurich and his involvement in the Hector Fellow Academy. Prof. Dr. Jürg Leuthold has been Professor of Photonics and Communication and Head of the Institute for Electromagnetic Fields at ETH Zurich since 2013. In 2010, he was awarded the Hector Science Award.
Jürg Leuthold researches new concepts and methods of optical signal processing at highest data transmission rates. His fields of interest are photonics, plasmonics and microwave photonics with research focus on applications in communication and sensor technology.
Since 2013 he has been a member of the Hector Fellow Academy. In the Hector Fellow Academy, he is leading an interdisciplinary project together with Hector Fellow Eberhard Zrenner from the University of Tübingen entitled "RetinaSensor: Enhanced Vision Restoration in Blind People". The goal of the project is to develop a new generation of retinal implants that will improve the vision of visually impaired people. "This is a unique collaboration that brings together physics, electrical engineering and medicine" so explains Jürg Leuthold in the video portrait. "Without the Hector Fellow Academy, we would not have come up with the idea. (...) It was only through this that the bridge-building came about."
In Jürg Leuthold's team, junior scientist Shadi Nashashibi contributes significantly to the project “RetinaSensor”. His doctoral position is funded by the Hector Fellow Academy.
The Hector Fellow Academy regularly publishes video portraits of the scientists in its network. The videos provide insights into the diverse research projects of the Hector Fellows and the young scientists. Viewers thus have the opportunity to get to know the Hector Fellow Academy better.