Jürgen Wolf

Senior Research Scientist

In coordination with the DLR SOFIA team and the German SOFIA Science Working Group, Dr. Wolf is on assignment to the USRA team at NASA Ames Research Center to help develop the observatory and its ground support facilities. His involvement includes the preparation of science laboratories and an instrument pre-flight integration facility in the SOFIA Science and Missions Operations Center, airworthiness certification of instruments, functional and performance testing of the observatory and the preparation of future German personnel deployments. Dr. Wolf's research interest is focussed on the development of far infrared detectors and their application to imaging and spectroscopy. As a continuation of previous work at his home institution, the DLR Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration in Berlin, he is working on two-dimensional photoconductor arrays and related cryogenic readout electronics for applications on SOFIA.