Prof. Dr Robert Scholl

Physics, Optoelectronics und Lighting Engineering


Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
robert.scholl [at]

Sankt Augustin

Grantham-Allee 20
Sankt Augustin
B 269


Focus of work:




Laser technology

Lighting Engineering

Lightning production mechanisms

physics of gas discharge

Consulting and R&D-services: Physics, Optoelectronics und Lighting Engineering

Elementary particle physic and cosmology as a hobby


Curriculum vitae

1981 German graduation exam

1983 preliminary diploma in physics, University Bonn

1983 preliminary diploma in mathematics, University Bonn

1987 Diploma in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, University Bonn

1989 Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, University Bonn


  • R.Scholl, R.Martin, S.Schuster: “Räumlich Sehen ohne Brille” in Zeitschrift Elektronik, published in 2013
  • A. Porbadnigk, S. Scholler, B. Blankertz, A. Ritz, M. Born, R. Scholl, K.Müller, G. Curio, M. Treder: “Revealing the Neural Response to Imperceptible Peripheral Flicker with Machine Learning”  33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'11) Boston, MA, USA , September  2011.
  • R.Scholl, R. Hilbig, A. Koerber, D. Hayashi: “Low-pressure indium-halide discharges for fluorescent illumination applications” in Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, (2010)
  • R.Scholl: “A New Generation of Highly Efficient Light Sources”  in “Forschungsspitzen und Spitzenforschung 2008”   ISBN 978-3-7908-2126-0
  • R. Scholl, R. Hilbig, A. Koerber, D. Hayashi, S.Schwan  “Investigations on low-pressure indium mono-halide discharges”, 11th Int. Symp. on Light Sources, Shanghai (2007)
  • R. Scholl, R. Hilbig, A. Koerber, J. Baier “Molecular Discharges as Light Sources”, 10th Int. Symp. on Light Sources, Toulouse (2004) (Invited lecture)
  • M.v.Dongen, A.Körber, H.v.d.Heijden, J.Jonkers, R.Scholl, J.v.d.Mullen, „Field strengths and dissipated powers in microwave-excited high pressure sulfur discharges“, J.Phys.D: Appl.Phys. 31 (1998)
  • H.Heintel, M.Neiger, R.Scholl, „Investigation of the Radiation Mechanism of Microwave Excited Cluster Lamps", Contri. Plasma Phys. 38 (1998) 3, 419-433
  • R.Scholl, „The Cluster Lamp“, Philips Bulletin on Materials, no. 17, Nov. 1995
  • R.Scholl and G.Natour, „Cluster Lamp – A New Kind of Light Generation Mechanism“, Proc. of the XXII Conf. on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG), Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, 1995, edited by K.H.Becker, W.E.Carr and E.E.Kunhardt  (Invited lecture)
  • R.Scholl and E.Schnedler, „Towards a bright light on life“, Philips Research Issues & Options, vol.5, no.7, Sept. 1994
  • „Eine künstliche Quelle für solares Licht“, Artikel in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung vom 21.4.1993 von Prof. Mayer-Kuckuk über die Cluster-Lampe
  • R.Scholl, „Incandescent radiation from clusters: a novel type of light source“, Proc. of the third Int. Sym. on High Temperature Lamp Chemistry, New Orleans, USA, Oct. 1993
  • R.Scholl and B.Weber, „A new kind of light-generation mechanism: Incandescent radiation from clusters“, J.Appl.Phys., 74, 607 (1993)
  • R.Scholl, B.Weber and C.Weijtens, „New Light Generation Mechanism: Continuous Radiation from Clusters“, Proc. of the 6 th Int. Sym. on the Science & Technology of Light Sources, Budapest, Hungary, August 1992 (Invited lecture)
  • R.Scholl and B.Weber, „A Novel Type of Light Source: Continuous Radiation from Small Clusters in Microwave Excited Discharges“, J.Illuminating Eng. Soc., 21, 93 (1992)
  • R.Scholl and B.Weber, „Die Cluster-Lampe: Eine neue Art, Licht zu erzeugen“, Physikalische Blätter, 48 (1992) Nr. 9
  • R.Scholl and B.Weber, „Incandescent Radiation from 3500 K Hot Clusters“, Proc. Int. Sym. on the Physics and Chemistry of Finite Systems: From Clusters to Crystals, Richmond, USA, 1991, edit by P.Jena et al., Kluver, Boston 1992, Vol. II, p.1275
  • R.Scholl, „Quarkfreiheitsgrade in der Pion- und Photon-Kern-Streuung“, Ph.D. thesis, Universität Bonn, Institut für theoretische Kernphysik, November 1989
  • R.Scholl and H.R.Petry, „Diquarks in a Quark Model of the Nucleus“, Proceedings of the Workshop on Diquarks, World Scientific, Singapore 1989