Dr. Thomas Schwarze

Research Assistant Scientist
Address MAE-A 352 Phone: (352) 294-7089


Thomas Schwarze received his Master’s degree in physics in 2013 from the Leibniz University Hannover. In the same year, he worked as an FPGA engineer in Denmark and as a research visitor at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

He then conducted his Ph.D. research at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in collaboration with the Leibniz University Hannover, focusing on the development of a laser-optical metrology system to characterize technology for the space-borne Gravitational Wave Observatory LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), and receiving his Ph.D. in 2018. Afterwards, he joined the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) as Post-Doctoral Researcher and was involved in the development of a Phasemeter Engineering Model for LISA as well as Phasemeters for other applications. He focused on the implementation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) using FPGAs and SoCs.


Doctor rerum naturalium in Physics (Ph.D. Physics)

Teaching Interests

FPGA/SoC development; workflow and maintenance for FPGA/SoC projects

Research Interests

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for laser metrology and data communication; Advanced DSP platforms using FPGAs/SoCs