Benedikt Daurer


Benedikt Daurer is the I08/ I08-1 Data Analysis Scientist for ptychography.

Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778400

Key Research Area

Ptychography, Coherent Diffractive Imaging


Benedikt Daurer's research is focused on the development of new computational methods and software tools for high-resolution imaging applications at synchrotron, free-electron laser and electron microscopy facilities. In particular, he is interested in combining ptychographic imaging with tomography and spectroscopy providing multi-dimensional structural insights for Biological and Material Science applications at high spatial resolution. He is also interested in physics-driven machine learning approaches. 


  1. Daurer, Benedikt J., Simone Sala, Max F. Hantke, Hemanth K. N. Reddy, Johan Bielecki, Zhou Shen, Carl Nettelblad, et al. 2021. “Ptychographic Wavefront Characterization for Single-Particle Imaging at X-Ray Lasers.Optica 8 (4): 551–62.
  2. Sala, S., B. J. Daurer, M. Odstrcil, F. Capotondi, E. Pedersoli, M. F. Hantke, M. Manfredda, N. D. Loh, P. Thibault, and F. R. N. C. Maia. 2020. “Pulse-to-Pulse Wavefront Sensing at Free-Electron Lasers Using Ptychography.Journal of Applied Crystallography 53 (4).
  3. Daurer, Benedikt J., Hari Krishnan, Talita Perciano, Filipe R. N. C. Maia, David A. Shapiro, James A. Sethian, and Stefano Marchesini. 2017. “Nanosurveyor: A Framework for Real-Time Data Processing.Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging 3 (1): 7.
  4. Marchesini, Stefano, Hari Krishnan, Benedikt J. Daurer, David A. Shapiro, Talita Perciano, James A. Sethian, and Filipe R. N. C. Maia. 2016. “SHARP : A Distributed GPU-Based Ptychographic Solver.Journal of Applied Crystallography 49 (4): 1245–52.


Benedikt Daurer received his PhD in 2017 from Uppsala University, Sweden. He wrote his doctoral thesis on "Algorithms for Coherent Diffractive Imaging with X-ray Lasers". He was a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore in 2018-2020 working on novel computational methods for X-ray imaging and electron microscopy.

Since 2020, he is employed as the I08/I08-1 Data Analysis Scientist for ptychography at the Diamond Light Source.

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