Claas von Middendorff

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Phys.

Claas von Middendorff is currently active in patent prosecution in the fields of wireless communication, computer-implemented technology and technical mechanics. Before joining the patent profession, he has acquired many years’ experience in various positions in automobile industry as well as in fundamental research in the domains of mathematics, physics and biophysical chemistry. His technical background is as diverse as statistical data analytics, imaging devices for medicine and the life sciences, semiconductor physics, vehicle safety engineering and industrial process digitalization.

The finer are the details into which we can follow nature on any path, the richer and more lasting will be the benefits we will be able to draw from our knowledge. (Max Planck, 1919).

2019 - today

Patent Engineer at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Düsseldorf, Germany

2011 - 2018

R&D Engineer and Project Manager at Volkswagen AG, Department for Car Safety, Wolfsburg, Germany

2009 - 2011

Scientist at Institute Pasteur, Imaging and Modelling Group, Paris, France

2008 - 2009

Scientist at Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Karl-Friedrich-Bonhoeffer-Institute), Department for Nanobiophotonics, Göttingen, Germany


Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Theoretical and Computational Physics at Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany

2004 - 2008

PhD thesis in the field of mathematical modelling in high-resolution fluorescence microscopy at Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Karl-Friedrich-Bonhoeffer-Institute), Department for Nanobiophotonics, Göttingen, Germany, with Professor Stefan W. Hell (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014)


Diploma (M.Sc.) in Experimental Semiconductor Physics at University of Leipzig, Germany

1999 - 2004

Studies of Physics and Mathematics at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK and University of Leipzig, Germany