Leif Oppermann
Head of Mixed and Augmented Reality Solutions Fraunhofer FIT

Dr. Leif Oppermann is head of the Mixed and Augmented Reality Solutions group at Fraunhofer FIT in Sankt Augustin, which is a part of the Cooperation Systems research department. Prior to joining FIT, he was a research fellow at the Mixed Reality Lab of the University of Nottingham, UK, where he worked on pervasive gaming projects and also earned his PhD with a thesis about "Facilitating the Development of Location-Based Experiences". Leif has a background in real-time graphics programming and finished his Mediainformatics studies in Wernigerode 20 years ago with a work on interaction in Augmented Reality.

His main research interest is in augmenting the analogue with the digital (AR/MR/XR, mobile HCI, web-based collaboration) and applying it all to the workplace. He currently leads the German BMDV-project IndustrieStadtpark/5GTroisdorf which features a 5G Mixed Reality remote maintenance use-case that has been repeatedly showcased as an example for “Industrial Metaverse”, e.g. at the Open Day of the German Government in Berlin in 2023.


Oct 25

15:45 - 16:15