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Blue LineResearch focus

Hitesh Gowda works on the development of tunable components based on piezoelectric actuators for applications requiring variable focal power, scan angle and wavefront corrections. He specializes in classical fabrication processes, finite element simulation and Opto-mechanical characterizations.

Blue LineCV

  • Ph. D in Microsystems Engineering| Laboratory for Microactuators, University of Freiburg, Germany | Jan 2018 – Feb 2023 |
  • Masters in Microsystems Engineering | University of Freiburg, Germany | Oct 2015 - Jan 2018 |
  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering | Dr. Ait, Bengaluru, India | Sept 2011 - Jun 2015 |

Blue LineSkills

  • Designing unique piezo actuations techniques to realize varieties of large aperture and multi-functional optical lenses.
  • Simulate FEM models for conceptualization and optimization.
  • Simulate optical design and ray tracing models for imaging objective.
  • Automate test bench to validate tunable optical components at elevated operating conditions.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary industries and universities to implement tunable lenses.
  • Supervise bachelor and master thesis students: opto-mechanics and electronics.
  • Manage research lab – procurement, documentation, safety briefing and introduction.

Blue LinePublications

1. Hitesh G. B. Gowda, Matthias C. Wapler, and Ulrike Wallrabe, "Tunable doublets: piezoelectric glass membrane lenses with an achromatic and spherical aberration control," Opt. Express 30, 46528-46540 (2022).

2. R. Grunwald, M. Jurke, M. Bock, M. Liebmann, B. P. Bruno, H. Gowda, and U. Wallrabe, "High-Flexibility Control of Structured Light with Combined Adaptive Optical Systems," Photonics 9, 42 (2022).

3. Hitesh G. B. Gowda, Tobias Gräf, Ulrike Wallrabe, "A 3D scanner: low footprint piezoelectric tunable optical scanner," Proc. SPIE 12013, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XXI, 120130D (1 March 2022).

4. H. G. Bettaswamy and U. Wallrabe, "A novel concept for piezoelectric actuation of tunable silicone membrane lenses," MikroSystemTechnik Congress 2021; Congress, 2021, pp. 1-3.

5. H. G. B. Gowda, T. Gräf and U. Wallrabe, "A One-Inch Aperture Piezoelectric Tunable Lens with Small Footprint," 2021 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers), 2021, pp. 427-430, doi: 10.1109/Transducers50396.2021.9495411.

6. Gowda, Hitesh Gowda Bettaswamy, and Ulrike Wallrabe. "Integrated sensor system to control the temperature effects and the hysteresis on adaptive fluid-membrane piezoelectric lenses." arXiv preprint arXiv:1912.13506 (2019).

7. H. G. B. Bettaswamy Gowda and U. Wallrabe, "Simulation of an Adaptive Fluid-Membrane Piezoelectric Lens," Micromachines 10, 797 (2019).

Blue LineContact

E-Mail:   hitesh.gowda@imtek.uni-freiburg.de
Tel.:   +49 (0) 761 203-7435
Fax:   +49 (0) 761 203-7439
Raum:   102 02 081
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