Karlheinz Blankenbach

Karlheinz Blankenbach

Physics, Electronics


Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach is full professor Pforzheim University. He founded the Display Lab, which focuses on applied R&D on displays: Optical measurements, image processing algorithms, driving electronics and evaluation. The activities of Karlheinz and his team resulted in numerous projects related to electronic displays and LEDs funded by government and industry as well publications, patents, talks and workshops. He is vice-chair “AUTOMOTIVE/VEHICULAR DISPLAYS AND HMI TECHNOLOGIES” of the Society for Information Display (SID, www.sid.org), chairman of the German Flat Panel Forum (DFF, www.displayforum.de) and the “electronic displays Conference” (www.electronic-displays.de).

  • Electronic Displays & LEDs
  • (Otpical) Measurements
  • Electronics
  • Software

1987 - Dr.
Universtät Ulm

1985 - Diplom (University), Physics (Natural Sciences)
Universität Ulm

1988 - 1995 - Daimler AG - Germany

Project Manager and R&D Displays

Journal article

REICHEL, S., BLANKENBACH, K., BURKE, J., PAK, A., RENTSCHLER, T. (2023). Camera calibration as machine learning problem using dense phase shifting pattern, checkerboards, and different cameras. Proceedings of SPIE, 12438, pp. 1-13. Washington.

Article in Proceedings

BLANKENBACH, K., REICHEL, S., M. EISENHARDT, M. (2023). Augmented Information by Graphics Pillar-to-Pillar RGB LED Display at the Base of the Windscreen: Design, Measurements & Evaluation. Digest of Technical Papers, 34.4; 2023;54 (pp. 495-498).

REICHEL, S., BLANKENBACH, K., M. EISENHARDT, M. (2023). Grafisches “Scheibenwurzel-Display” zur Erhöhung der Verkehrssicherheit. ISSN: 1614-8436 – urn:nbn:de:0287-2023-A041-1 (pp. 1-4). DgaO Proceedings.

Working Paper

BLANKENBACH, K. (2020). All Papers, Books and Presentations see www.displaylabor.de. John Wiley and Sons.


since 2017

Member of ISELED alliance (www.iseled.com)


Member of the board of an academic association

since 2015

Member/Vice Chairman "Automotive/Vehicular Displays and HMI Technologies" @ Society for Information Display" (www.sid.org)

Society for Information Display (SID) United States

2004 - 2008

Chairman Steering Committee EU project "adria" (advanced displays research initiative)

adria (advanced displays research initiative) Germany

since 2001

Chairman "German Flat Panel Forum" (www.displayforum.de)

Deutsches Flachdisplay Forum Germany

since 1999

Chairman "ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS" Conference, see www.electronic-displays.de


Leader of a project in cooperation with a company; the project length is typically not less than one semester but could be limited to one semester

since 1998

R&D projects granted by industry and government, see http://www.displaylabor.de (click on English flag)

Hochschule Pforzheim Germany