Juergen Czarske is Director and C4-Professor at TU Dresden, Germany. A Fellow of the Society, EOS, SPIE, an elected member of Saxon Academy of Sciences and Scientific Society for Laser Technology, he has received the Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize, the Reinhart Koselleck Project of German Research Foundation, the Measurement Technique Award of AHMT, and many other honors. In 2019, he received the Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize. He has published about 200 journal articles, has over 20 patents and has delivered over 100 invited lectures.
Czarske's research interests include coherent system engineering, unconventional optical imaging with deformable mirrors, wavefront shaping for viewing through scattering media such as the skull of mice, optogenetics with human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural networks, and non-intrusive precision measurements. Paradigm shifts were shown for digital interferometry better than the diffraction limit and digital holography in biophotonics, e.g. in lensless fiber endoscopy. The results have been translated into energy and process engineering, photonic information and biomedicine.