Engineering scientist Andreas Fischer has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council. In the research project InOGeM (Indirect Optical Geometry Measurement), Fischer and his research group will work on the fundamentals and potential of a paradigm shift in the non-contact, precise measurement of component geometries. For decades, measuring with light has been a guarantee for speed and precision in production. In fact, immediate information on the production result – i.e. on the manufactured component geometry – is the key to making manufacturing processes more efficient, resource-saving, and sustainable. But the demands on measurement technology are growing because the variety of geometries and materials that can be produced continues to increase. In order to circumvent the limitations of classic optical measurement principles in this respect, Andreas Fischer is conducting research in the ERC project on the measurement of components through the air surrounding them.