Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach
Karlheinz Blankenbach graduated in physics at Ulm University, Germany, where he also received his PhD in 1988. From 1988 until 1995 he was with AEG MIS (a subsidiary of DAIMLER that time), Germany, developing display electronics, LCDs and software. A highlight was the 3D helmet mounted monitor for stereo-endoscopy (BMBF grant). Karlheinz was appointed 1995 as full professor at Pforzheim University, Germany and founded the University's Display Lab. His main R&D activities are (automotive) display topics such as optical measurements, display systems, evaluations, HMI and LEDs as well as display hard- and software. He and his team have successfully completed many R&D projects (governmental and industrial granted). Karlheinz achieved more than 250 publications incl. chapters in books and holds several patents. He has presented on numerous international conferences incl. invited and keynote contributions.
Karlheinz is member of the Society for Information Display’s (SID) subcommittee “Automotive/vehicular Displays and HMI Technologies”. He serves as a member of the board of the Displayforum (DFF) since 2000 and after 9 years as chairman he was appointed in 2020 as honorary president. Karlheinz is member of the ISELED alliance for automotive interior lighting. He is as well chairman of the “electronic displays Conference”, the largest event for professional displays in Europe.