Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers is a professor at Humboldt-University Berlin and the director of the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfart, DLR (German Aerospace Center), which focuses on research and development of active and passive optical sensor systems operating in the ultraviolet, visible, infrared and terahertz spectral range.
Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers is awarded an honorary doctorate to recognize his outstanding contribution to the fundamental and applied research in the field of terahertz components and instrumentation for space science applications, and his persisting leading work towards strengthening and expanding international collaborations across countries and continents. His role has been crucial in forming and enabling high spectral resolution terahertz astronomy through such renowned projects like the Herschel Space Observatory and SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy), as well as in forming concepts for future terahertz remote sensing space missions.
Professor Hübers has a long history of collaboration with researchers at Chalmers, starting more than two decades ago, through a large number of joint research ventures, supported by various EU Framework Programs as well as the European Space Agency (ESA). This fruitful collaboration had contributed to forming Chalmers as an international node in terahertz technology and instrumentation – stretching through several departments and laboratories and finding applications from biology and communication to space and environmental sciences.Photo: