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Karl Friedrich Klein

Karl Friedrich Klein, German engineering educator. Achievements include research in Ultraviolet-fibers and applications; research in gas-sensing in the Ultraviolet-region; research in polymer optical fibers; research in fluorescent polymer optical fibers; development of fiber-optic applications; development of fiber-optic measurement systems; development of characterization of Ultraviolet-LEDS.


  • Klein, Karl Friedrich was born on January 16, 1954 in Kaiserslautern (K-town), Germany. Son of Friedrich and Luise Klein.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Physics, University Kaiserslautern, 1978. Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering with honors, University Kaiserslautern, 1983.


    • Member academic staff University Kaiserslautern, 1978—1983. Researcher and group leader Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH, Hanau, 1983—1987, research and development manager, 1987—1990. Professor University Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg, Friedberg, since 1990.

      Consultant, director ZeFIL TransMIT GmbH, Giessen, since 2000. Reviewer and co-ordinator AiF (FuE and TRAFO), Cologne, since 1998. Dean University Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg, Friedberg, Hessen, Germany, since 2006.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in Ultraviolet-fibers and applications. Research in gas-sensing in the Ultraviolet-region. Research in polymer optical fibers.

      Research in fluorescent polymer optical fibers. Development of fiber-optic applications. Development of fiber-optic measurement systems.

      Development of characterization of Ultraviolet-LEDS.


    Member of International Society for Optical Engineering (associate), German Physics Association (DPG) (associate), German Association Electrical Engineering (Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker) (associate).


    • Married Beate Langohr. Children: Felix Alexander, Moritz Benjamin.
    • father: Friedrich Klein
    • mother: Luise Klein
    • spouse: Beate Langohr
    • children: Felix Alexander Klein
    • Moritz Benjamin Klein
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    Born January 16, 1954
    (age 63)
    • 1978
      University Kaiserslautern
    • 1983
      University Kaiserslautern
    • 1978 - 1983
      Member, academic staff University Kaiserslautern
    • 1983 - 1987
      researcher, and group leader Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH
      Hanau, Hessen, Germany, Hessen, Germany, Germany
    • 1990
      professor, University Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg
      Friedberg, Bayern, Germany, Germany