Light Technology Institute

Current information on studying and teaching in the context of COVID

Until further notice, there will be no face-to-face lectures on campus. The LTI lectures are therefore all offered online. Please inform yourself on ILIAS. We will inform you on ILIAS and on this page about further developments.

Further information can be found on the official ETIT Homepage: Coronavirus - Information and Recommendations of the KIT Faculty ETIT

Despite the Corona-related restriction, we continue to offer final thesis at LTI . These can be started at any time under compliance with the hygiene requirements. If you are interested, please get in touch with the contact person by email or phone to make an appointment.

Light Technology Institute


Nanotechnology, visual ergonomics, materials science and system design – these are a few examples from the wide spectrum of light technology research projects and services at our institute.

We are looking forward to an exciting exchange of ideas in productive joint projects and hope you enjoy visiting our website.

Michael Heidinger erreicht 1. Platz des KIT Technologie-Transfer Preises

Dr. Michael Heidinger hat mit seinem Technologie-Transferprojekt „Homogene Lackaushärtung mittels UV-LED-Array“ in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Industriepartner MPG Light Systems ( den ersten Platz gewonnen. Die Firma Robert Bosch GmbH würdigt das Projekt mit einem Preisgeld von 3000 Euro als „ein herausragendes Beispiel für die Innovationskraft und die Transferleistung des KIT.“

Abzieher_AuszeichnungGips-Schüle-Stiftung, 2020
Dr. Tobias Abzieher Receives Award for an Outstanding Dissertation

Dr. Tobias Abzieher receives one of the renowned Young Scientist Awards 2020 of the Gips-Schüle-Stiftung for his dissertation. Due to its high relevance for the sustainable and responsible use of resources, the foundation chose the work of Dr. Abzieher as one of the three best technical and scientific dissertations in Baden-Württemberg in 2019/20.

Licht statt Lösungsmittel: UV-Aushärtung mit LEDs

Wissenschaftler des Lichttechnischen Instituts haben gemeinsam mit mpg-lightsystems eine neue Generation von UV-LED-Leuchten entwickelt, die die Lackaushärtung im Kfz-Bereich mit UV-Licht homogener und effizienter macht.

The Optical Society (OSA) features the work of Helge Eggers

The Optical Society (OSA) features the work of Helge Eggers presented on Inkjet-Printed Perovskite Photovoltaics at the Optical Society (OSA) 2020 Advanced Photonics Congress with a press release. Helge Eggers, doctoral student in the research group of Dr. Ulrich W. Paetzold from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, presented his latest achievements of a perovskite solar cells with inkjet-printed absorber and extraction layers, reaching power conversion efficiencies above 17%.

Saba Gharibzadeh received the poster award

02.10.2019 - Doctoral student Saba Gharibzadeh received the poster award at the International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO 2019) in Lausanne (Switzerland). The award was given for her poster on “Record Open Circuit Voltage in High Efficiency Wide-Bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells” by Prof. M. Graetzel.

Ferroelektrizität verbessert Perowskit-Solarzellen

Ein multidisziplinäres Team von sechs Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern des KIT erhält für seine Forschungarbeiten an Perowskit-Solarzellen den mit 50 000 Euro dotierten Erwin-Schrödinger-Preis der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft und des Stifterverbandes.

Elsevier/JQSRT Peter C. Waterman Award

Amos Egel receives Elsevier/JQSRT Peter C. Waterman Award for early-career scientists in the field of electromagnetic scattering.