Danays Kunka

Dr. Danays Kunka

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Institute of Microstructure Technology
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Danays Kunka is a member of the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since September 2011. She is currently responsible for the Correlative X-ray Imaging Group, and responsible for the X-ray optics laboratory at the IMT. Our group aims to develop novel optical elements with one-, two- and three dimensions for multi-modal information acquisition based on small angle scattering, absorption and phase contrast. These elements should help broaden the X-ray imaging modalities for biomedical and material science applications at synchrotron facilities and X-ray laboratories. She is a mentor at the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics of the KIT, research area “Photonic Materials & Devices”. Danays Kunka is responsible from the German side for the South Brazilian/German Research Network for developing new technologies in X-Ray Imaging (s-BrAXIN). She obtained her Ph.D. in Physics at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 2001, where she worked as a scientist until 2006. She also worked at the Institute of Experimental Nuclear Physics of the KIT from 2006 until 2011, being a member of the Pierre Auger Collaboration from 1999-2002 and 2006-2011.