Dr. Katerina Krebber studied physics and received the PhD degree in electrical engineering. She has more than 17 years experience with the development of fibre optic sensors including distributed fibre optic sensors and polymer optical fibre sensors. Since 2004 she has been with BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin. At BAM she is head of the Division Optical and Fibre Optic Methods and leader of a number of RTD projects. She is an author and a co-author of more than 100 scientific publications including invited and keynote lectures at international conferences and patents.