Dr. Reinhard Voelkel

CEO SUSS MicroOptics SA, Switzerland
SPIE Fellow


Reinhard Voelkel received his Diploma in Physics in 1989 and his PhD in 1994 from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, where he worked at the Applied Optics Institute (Prof. Adolf W. Lohmann, Prof. Johannes Schwider) on holographic optical elements for optical interconnects and backplanes.

After his PhD he joined the Institute of Microtechnology (Prof. René Dandliker, Prof. Hans Peter Herzig) at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, working on micro-optics for biosensors, optical interconnects, photolithography systems, miniaturized imaging and camera systems.

Reinhard Voelkel is co-founder and CEO of SUSS MicroOptics SA, a leading supplier of micro-optical components and systems located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He is a member of the German Optical Society (DGaO), the Swiss Optical Society (SSOM), the European Optical Society (EOS), SPIE and the Optical Society of America (OSA). He was nominated SPIE Fellow in 2018.

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