Herbert Schneckenburger is a professor of Physics, Optics and Biophotonics at Aalen University and a private lecturer of the Medical Faculty of the University of Ulm. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Stuttgart in 1979 and his habilitation in Biomedical Technology from the University of Ulm in 1992. His research is focused on various fields of biomedical optics including optical microscopy and time-resolved laser spectroscopy. In the period of 1979-2017 Prof. Schneckenburger published more than 260 scientific articles, received 6 patents and managed and performed 34 projects with third-party funding. He is continuously active as an international expert in his field.