Reinhardt Rading
Research Associate

I'm a Research Associate at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Helmut Schmidt Universität- Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg) in Hamburg, Germany, researching on the application of photonics in sensors, defense, space, and communications. Currently, my research is focused on optical metrology especially using laser interferometry for high-precision optical sensors, industrial manufacturing, and military applications. Other research areas include high-capacity optical communications and networks (also known as space division multiplexing). I'm also affiliated with the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, and the Max Planck Institute.

About Me

Reinhardt Rading
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Research Associate)
Helmut Schmidt-Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg


Gebäude H02
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg

How to  contact me

Phone: +49406541-2068
Email: radingr(at)

I joined the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Helmut Schmidt Universitat-Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg) as a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2022. My research is in optical metrology-using light to measure displacement at the picometer level. I'm currently working on several projects related to metrology under the supervision of Prof. Katharina Isleif and Prof. Oliver Gerberding.

Before joining  Helmut Schmidt Universitat-Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg, I was enrolled in the Ph.D. track at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris in Electrical Engineering. During that period I did an industrial internship with iXblue (a French high-tech defense and photonics company-now Extail) characterizing the noise of a highly sensitive optical seismometer.

I received a master's degree in Communication Engineering from the University of Parma, Italy specializing in Optical Communications and Networks. I have a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Kenyatta University.