Jörg Baumgart received a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in Physics from the Rhein Main University of Applied Sciences in Rüsselheim and a Dipl.-Ing. (TU) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Ilmenau. This was also where he received his Dr-.Ing.. Later on he worked as an optical engineer and optical designer for Diehl BGT Defence in Überlingen. Now he is Professor for Lighting and Technical Optics at the University of Applied Sciences in Ravensburg Weingarten. He is also Dean of Studies for the Course of Studies “Technik Entwicklung” and coordinating the collaborative research center ZAFH LED-OASYS – a joint research project on LED Illumination.