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The team behind the technology

Printoptix Team

The Founders

Nils Fahrbach

Nils Fahrbach, M.Sc.


Nils Fahrbach studied Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart until graduating in 2019. In his award winning master's thesis, he developed a highly miniaturized multi-aperture wide-angle camera by 3D-printing micro optics directly onto an imaging sensor. After serving in the military for one and a half years, he and Dr. Thiele founded Printoptix in November 2020 based on the previous work of both founders.

Simon Thiele

Dr. Simon Thiele


Dr. Simon Thiele studied Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg. After graduating in 2012 he worked on his doctoral thesis "Design, simulation and process optimization for 3D direct laser writing of micro optics" at the Institute for Applied Optics (ITO), University of Stuttgart. He achieved his PhD in 2019 summa cum laude and kept working at the ITO as head of the optical design team. With over 10 years of experience in the field he is an ideal fit for the R&D of Printoptix.

Harald Gießen

Prof. Dr. Harald Gießen


Alois Herkommer

Prof. Dr. Alois Herkommer