Dr. Schrenk has authored and co-authored ~160 publications in top-of-the-line (IEEE, OSA) journals and presentations in the most prestigious and highly competitive optical fiber technology conferences. He is named inventor of 10 patents. He was further awarded with the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award and the Euro-Fos Student Research Award for his PhD thesis, honoring not only his R&D work but also its relevance for the photonics industry. He was elected as the youngest Board-of-Stakeholder member of the Photonics21 European Technology Platform in 2017. During his extensive research activities he was and is still engaged in several European projects such as SARDANA, BONE, BOOM, APACHE, GALACTICO, EURO-FOS and the Quantum Flagship projects UNIQORN and CIVIQ. In 2013 he received the European Marie-Curie Integration Grant WARP-5. In 2018 he was awarded by the European Research Council with the ERC Starting Grant COYOTE, which envisions coherent optics everywhere.
With about 1300 employees AIT is Austria’s largest non-academic research institute and focuses on the key infrastructure issues of the future, including ICT technology such as photonic, wireless and quantum communications. Several experimental activities will be conducted within AIT’s Photonics and Quantum Communications Laboratory of the Center for Digital Safety & Security.