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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Völker

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Head of Chair

Secr. E6
Einsteinufer 19
10587 Berlin
Room: E 303

Secretary: +49 30 314 - 22277
Telephone: +49 30 314 - 79170

Consulting hours: find current information here

Focus of research

light and lighting, brightness and contrast perception under photopic and mesopic conditions, disability and discomfort glare (modelling and measuring), non-visual effects of light, traffic safety and light, analysing of accidence according light conditions, visibility concepts, optimization of light distributions, light and radiation measurement, IoT for and with illumination, measuring and characterization of daylight

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Curriculum vitae

Head of Chair Lighting Technology
Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Lighting Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
since 04/2008
Dean
Faculty IV
Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
04/2013 - 03/2015
Vice Dean
Faculty IV
Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
04/2011 - 03/2013
Visiting Lecturer
University College of London, Chair of Lighting, Great Britain
07/2007 - 10/2007
Research Lecturer
Stifterverband University of Paderborn:
  • Teaching at the University of Paderborn
  • Chairing of a research group
  • Participation in various lighting committees and societies
Habilitation: "Hell-und Kontrastempfindung - ein Beitrag zur Entwicklung von Zielfunktionen für die Auslegung von Kraftfahrzeug-Scheinwerfern"
11/2002 - 03/2008
Employee at Hella in the L-LAB
Building and lighting management of the L-LAB
09/2001 - 10/2002
Employee at Hella in the field of lighting basics
  • Preparation and support of physological research for motor vehicle lighting
  • Participation in various standardization committees
09/1998 - 08/2001
Research Assistant
AiF-research project 'Nutzen einer besseren Beleuchtung'
Technical University of Ilmenau, Chair of Lighting, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Dissertation: "Eignung von Methoden zur Vermittlung eines notwendigen Beleuchtungsniveaus" (Scientific discussion: January 19, 1999)
09/1993 - 08/1998
Research Assistant
Technical University of Ilmenau, Chair of Surface Technology and Electric Discharge in Gases Engineering
05/1992 - 07/1993
Studies
Technical University of Ilmenau,
Diploma program Electrical Engineering
09/1987 - 03/1990

Awards & Grants

  • German Traffic Safety Award (award ceremony by Minister of Transport Tiefensee) for the habilitation (2006)
  • Helwig price by the lighting society for the dissertation (2000)
  • PhD scholarship holder by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (1993/94)

Memberships

National

  • Steering board member of the Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft e. V. (LiTG)
  • Member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of the LiTG
  • Member of the National Committee for Standardization in Lighting Technology (FNL) of the DIN e. V.
  • Steering board member of the governing body of the German National Committee (DNK) of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik
  • Member of the LiTG expert forum exterior lighting
  • Member of the traffic safety advisory board of the BASt

International

  • Chairman of the TC 4-33 "Discomfort Glare" of the CIE
  • Chairman of the CIE Technical Commite TC 4-50
  • Member of the Technical Committe JTC 1 of the CIE "Mesopic Vision"
  • Member of the CIE Technical Committe TC 4-52, 4-53 and 4-54
  • Member ot the SLL (Society of Light and Lighting), GB

Publications (selection)

  • Völker, S.: New ways to achieve climate aim in roadway lighting, In: Proceedings of CIE 2019, Quadrennial Meeting, June 2019, Washington, USA, p 56–61, doi: 10.25039/x46.2019.OP10 2.
  • Völker, S.: Influence factors for discomfort glare of headlamps and a new model for its estimation, In: CIE x044:2017 Proceedings of the CIE 2017 Midterm Meeting. Wien: CIE, 2017, S. 1122-1123, ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-901906-95-4 (print)
  • Völker, S.: Blendung durch Kfz-Scheinwerfer im nächtlichen Straßenverkehr, 1. Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2017, 172 S. ISBN: 978-3-7983-2956-0 (print)

    Völker, S., Niedling, M., Knoop,M., Rothert, Inga: Eine LED-Leuchte für die Forschung, IN: LICHT, Pflaum Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (2017), Nr. 2/2017, S. 78-81, ISSN 0024-2861

  • Völker, S.: Multi-variable light distribution in road lighting incrases safety and reduces the energy demand, Lux Europa 2017, 18.–20.09.2017, Ljubljana, Proceedings, Lighting engineering society, p. 80-86 4. Völker,
  • Lichttechnische und optische Grundlagen. In: Beleuchtungstechnik – Grundlagen d, Huss Medien GmbH, Berlin, 2016, S 19-43, ISBN 978-3-341-01634-3
  • Völker, S., Liedtke, C.: Lichteinfallsstärke – eine neue lichttechnische Grundgröße zur Beschreibung der Lichtrichtung. In: LICHT, Pflaum Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (2013), Nr. 5/2013, S.62-65, ISSN 0024-2861
  • Völker, S.: Automotive Lighting. In: Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2012, DOI 10.1007/SpringerReference_309149
  • Völker, S.: Mesopic vision – Should we replace all sodium lamps by lamps with white light in our public lighting? In: Proceedings of the 26th CIE Congress 2007, Beijing, China, July 4-11, 2007. Tagungsband p. D4-30 - D4-33 ISBN 978 3 901 906 59 6
  • Völker, S.: Quality of automotive headlamp beam patterns. In: Wördenweber, B., Wallaschek, J.; Boyes, P.: Automotive Lighting and Human Vision. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2007, S. 422-428, ISBN 9783540366966 9
  • Völker, S.: Hell- und Kontrastempfindung - ein Beitrag zur Entwicklung von Zielfunktionen für die Auslegung von Kraftfahrzeug-Scheinwerfern. Habilitationsschrift Universität Paderborn, 2006; 231 S.

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