Dr. Andreas Heinrich is a full professor for optical technologies at Aalen University, Germany and head of the Center for Optical Technologies. Since 2013 he and his group focus not only on the development of new concepts for complex optical components, but also on the development of new additive manufacturing methods especially for the manufacturing of optical components. Dr. Andreas Heinrich got his Diploma in Physics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 1999 and in 2001 his PhD in the filed of solid state physics from the Technical University of Munich, as well. From 2001 until 2006 he did his habilitation at the University of Augsburg, Germany and at the Florida State University, USA. From 2007 – 2013 he headed a research group in the field of applied optics at Carl Zeiss, Germany.