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Jürgen Popp first studied at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen. After his intermediate diploma, he moved to the Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg in 1989, where he graduated in 1992 with a thesis on Raman scattering.

Subsequently, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp researched light scattering by microparticles and received his doctorate summa cum laude in 1995 in the Department of Physical Chemistry. After his doctorate at the University of Würzburg in 1995, he was a DFG scholarship holder for one year at Yale University, New Haven, USA. In 2001 he habilitated in physical chemistry at the University of Würzburg. In 2002, he was appointed to a chair of physical chemistry in Jena, where he has also been scientific director of the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies e.V. Jena since 2006.
Prof. Popp's research results have been published in more than 450 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, he holds several patents in the field of spectroscopic instrumentation. Prof. Popp coordinates the European Network of Excellence Photonics4Life, is spokesman of the BMBF research focus Biophotonics, member of the BMBF programme committee Optical Technologies, member of the supervisory board of the Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Jena mbH, member of the scientific advisory board of JENOPTIK AG, member of the university council of the EAH Jena and editor of the Journal of Biophotonics. He has been a Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy since 2009 and an SPIE Fellow since 2012. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and in 2013 he received the Robert Kellner Lecture Award.