Key Facts and Figures

TERAOPTICS is a European Training Network (ETN) that is receiving 4 Mio. € funding from the European Union under project number 956857 within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme of the Horizion 2020 framework until 2024.

TERAOPTICS overarching objective is to provide high-level training in the field of THz Photonics to a new generation of high achieving early-stage researchers (ESRs).

TERAOPTICS provides the ESRs an inspiring research program and intellectual, scientific, technical and transferable skills trainings to enhance their career opportunities in academia and industry.

More Information and key facts about the TERAOPTICS project can be downloaded here.

Board and Governance:

  • Coordinating Organization: University Duisburg-Essen
  • Coordinator: Prof. Andreas Stöhr
  • Actual Project Manager: Dr. Johanna Böhm
  • Previous Project Manager: Dr. Andreas Klein
  • Chief Research Coordinator: Dr. Guillaume Ducournau
  • Chief Training Coordinator: Prof. Cyril Renaud
  • Commercial Exploitation Coordinator: Dr. Hui Wang
  • Recruitment and Equal Opportunities Coordinator (EOC): Dr. Katarzyna Balakier
  • Chief Secondment Coordinator (CSC): Prof. Guillermo Carpintero


Project Partners:

  • ST Microelectronics, France
  • TOPTICA Photonics AG, Germany
  • AUCCEPT GmbH, Germany
  • D&N Demski and Nobbe, Germany
  • Brown University, USA
  • Southwest Jiaotong University, China
  • Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
  • European Space Agency, Europe
  • AIRBUS, Europe
  • OSAKA University, Japan
  • Rhode & Schwarz, Germany
  • Lytid SAS, France
  • European Photonics Industry Consortium, Europe