ESA /ESTEC Optics Section European Space Agency

Eric Wille has been working as an optical system engineer for the European Space Agency since 2009. During his academic career in Darmstadt (DE), Lausanne (CH) and Innsbruck (AU), he has worked in the fields of nonlinear dynamics, semiconductor diode lasers and quantum optics. At ESA, he is managing several technology development activities in the fields of x-ray optics, quantum optics and laser communication. Since 2016, he is also responsible for the quantum key distribution activities of ESA’s new ScyLight programme