Bio: Holger Schmidt

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Prof. Schmidt has authored or coauthored over 130 publications and several book chapters in various field of optics. He is co-editor of the CRC Press' Handbook of Optofluidics. Dr. Schmidt is a member of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society. He is a member of the California Institiute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3), the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE), and the Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC). He directs the W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics at UC Santa Cruz. He was appointed as Narinder Singh Kapany Chair of Optoelectronics in July 2013 and elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2014.

Research interests:
- Single particle optics
- Integrated optofluidics
- Integrated optics for biomedical applications
- Nano-magneto-optics, nano-magnetism
- Time-resolved spectroscopy of molecules, semiconductors and nanostructures
- Quantum interference, electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT)
- Nonlinear optics
- Quantum optics
- All-optical semiconductor devices


Employment:

Narinder Singh Kapany Endowed Chair or Optoelectronics, UC Santa Cruz
07/13 - present

Professor of Electrical Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
07/09 - present

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
07/05 - 06/09

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
07/01 - 06/05

Postdoctoral Fellow, Semiconductor Laser Group, Research Lab of Electronics, MIT
08/99 - 06/01

Postdoctoral Associate, Semiconductor Quantum Optics Group, UC Santa Barbara
04/99 - 07/99

Research Assistant, Semiconductor Quantum Optics Group, UC Santa Barbara
09/94 - 03/99

Postgraduate Researcher, Microstructure Laboratory, University of Stuttgart, Germany
04/94 - 07/94


Education:

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara, March 1999
Advisor: A. Imamoglu
Thesis: Quantum interference in linear and nonlinear optics

M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara, December 1995

Diploma in Physics
University of Stuttgart, Germany, April 1994
Advisor: M. Pilkuhn
Thesis: Dynamics of low-dimensional, optically pumped semiconductor lasers


Honors and Awards:

Narinder Singh Kapany Endowed Chair or Optoelectronics, UC Santa Cruz
07/13 - present

Keck Futures Nanotechnology Award, 2005

NSF CAREER Award, 2002

NEC Fellowship, 1999

QUEST Vice Chancellor's Fellowship for Advanced Research in Quantum Structures, 1998

Postgraduate Fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 1994

Optics and nanotechnology
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