Company history of Jordan Optical Engineering GmbH

Okt. 2011:

Change of name from Digital Surf Deutschland GmbH to Jordan Optical Engineering GmbH.


Relaxation of cooperation with the french S.A.R.L. Digital Surf (Besançon).


Expansion of the business areas: Consulting, development and manufacturing around non-contact optical metrology.

Okt. 2010:

Move from Bühl to Bühlertal.

Jan. 2004:

Start of sales of chromatic confocal distance sensors through various OEM partners of the french S.A.R.L. Digital Surf.

Juli 2001:

Foundation of the Digital Surf Deutschland GmbH in Bühl (Baden) in Cooperation between Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Jordan and the french S.A.R.L. Digital Surf (Besançon).


Business areas: Development of opto-electronic sensors, especially chromatic confocal distance sensors in close cooperation with the french S.A.R.L. Digital Surf (Besançon).

Professional career (before founding the company)

since March 2001

Freelance consultant, preparation of the company foundation of Digital Surf Deutschland GmbH, from which Jordan Optical Engineering GmbH emerged in October 2011.

since September 1997

Head of Development at NanoFocus Messtechnik GmbH, Duisburg.

since February 1997

Developer at UBM Messtechnik GmbH, Ettlingen.

November 1996

Dissertation "Optical microtopometry and roughness measurement on technical surfaces" at the ITO (Prof. Tiziani) of the University of Stuttgart.

to 1996

Scientific employee at the ITO (Prof. Tiziani) of the University of Stuttgart. Project work in different areas of optical surface
surface metrology, among others in an EU project.
Successful comparison between optical confocal roughness measurements and tactile comparison measurements of PTB Braunschweig
(Dr. Hillmann) on PTB roughness standards.

to 1990

Studies of physics at the University of Stuttgart. Diploma thesis "Micro-Ellipso-Profilometry" at the Institute of Technical Optics ( ITO, Prof. Tiziani)
of the University of Stuttgart.

Graduation as Diplom-Physicist in 1991.