Prof. Michel Stanislas, Laboratoire de Mécanique de Lille, France, is working in the field of Flow Visualization and Particle Image Velocimetry. Prof. Stanislas will present the lectures on the optical aspects of PIV.

Prof. Jerry Westerweel, Delft University of Technology (TUD), The Netherlands, will discuss the theoretical basis of the digital PIV technique.

Dr. Christian Poelma, TUD, will discuss combined PIV/LIF and Micro PIV in his lectures.

Prof. Christian Kähler, BW Universität München, will discuss Stereo and Multi-plane PIV aspects and the advances in Time Resolved- and long range Micro PIV.

Dr. Gerd Gülker, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany, is working in the field of Holography and Particle Image Velocimetry and will present the lectures on (digital) holographic PIV.

Dr. Andreas Schröder, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, DLR, Göttingen, will organize the PIV course, which was established in 1993 by Dr. Jürgen Kompenhans. In the past Prof. Markus Raffel and Dr. Christian Willert (now working in DLR's Institute of Propulsion Technology) have provided the foundations of PIV application in wind tunnels.

Together with Dr. Klaus Ehrenfried, Dr. Boleslaw Stasicki, Dr. Reinhard Geisler, Dr. Daniel Schanz, Dr. Matteo Novara, Dr. Florian Huhn, Dipl.-Ing. Janos Agocs, Dipl.-Ing. Andre Bauknecht and Dr. Christian Wolf from DLR, and Dipl.-Ing. Christina Heßeling from Oldenburg University they will present their knowledge and experience in different areas of the PIV technique such as tracer particles, illumination, recording, evaluation, data presentation, 3D(t)-PIV / 4D-PTV and other 3C-PIV techniques.