Matthias Blaicher is a PhD student at the German Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. His research focuses on novel 3D photonic interconnect structures for integrated photonic devices. His master in Physics mostly focused on semiconductor physics and solid-state nano-optics.
For his bachelor thesis he was involved in the JEM-EUSO mission, a novel approach for detection of the highest energy cosmic rays from space. His work mostly focused on the simulational effort, necessary to access the performance of the instrument before launch.
In his second life, he is a self-taught engineer working on all types of technology. He is especially qualified in deeply embedded systems, reaching from simple ATMEL AVRs over fast ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers to complex FPGA circuits.
The final products have a wide range of applications but mostly focus on freight train number recognition and axle detection as well as high speed train imaging and similar projects.