Who is X-Spectrum

X-Spectrum has been founded in 2014 ouf of the Detector Development Group at DESY.

Our aim is to bring easy-to-use cameras to beamlines all over the world. We want our cameras to be the workhorse at your experiment, and we’re woring hard at making them suitable for this challenging task.

Heinz Graafsma

Heinz Graafsma

…holds a degree in applied physics and has over 25 years of experience in developing scientific instrumentation, in particular for frontier X-ray science, and over 15 years of experience in managing scientific and technical staff. In Grenoble France, he developed and headed the Instrumentation Division of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, with over 40 international scientists, engineers and technicians. Since 2006 he created the Photon-Science Detector Group at DESY-Hamburg.

Stefanie Jack

Stefanie Jack

…, CFO, gained experience during the last 20 years of project management in different industries. Since 2008 she is working for the DESY FS – Detector Group. During her employment at DESY and before she was in charge of sales and marketing, conception, supervision, financial administration and financial controlling of scientific projects.

David Pennicard

David Pennicard

…studied physics and electronic engineering as an undergraduate. During his PhD he specialized in detector development, which is a field that combines cutting-edge electronics with the goal of providing essential equipment to other scientists. Since 2009, he has led the development of the LAMBDA camera system and high-Z detector materials for use in experiments at DESY

Florian Quis

Florian Quis

…has a background in engineering and has experience in solar energy. He is an expert in turning a prototype into a commercial product and in setting up reliable supply chains.

Julian Becker

Julian Becker

…has a Master’s degree in medical physics as well as a PhD in physics on the topic of semiconductor detectors.. He has worked for technology oriented companies in the past, both universities and privately funded labs. Since his stay at Cornell University (USA) from August 2014-2017, he is a dedicated expert on High-Z sensors.