Dieter Bimberg received the Diploma in physics and the Ph.D. degree from Goethe University, Frankfurt, in 1968 and 1971, respectively. From 1972 to 1979, he held a Principal Scientist position at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Grenoble/France and Stuttgart. In 1979, he was appointed as a Professor of electrical engineering, Technical University of Aachen. Since 1981, he holds the chair of Applied Solid State Physics Institute at Technical University of Berlin. He was elected in 1990 and successively reelected as an Excecutive Director of the Solid State Physics Institute at TU, Berlin. In addition, since 2004, he is the Director of the Center of Nanophotonics at TU, Berlin. Since 1998, he is Chairman of the National Government Center of Competence NanoOptoelectronics. In 2006, he was elected as Chairman of the board of the German National Centers of Excellence of Nanotechnologies AGeNT. His honors include the Russian State Prize in Science and Technology, 2001, the Max-Born Award and Medal, 2006, awarded jointly by IoP and DPG, in 2004 his election to the German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina and as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has authored more than 800 papers, patents, and books resulting in more than 16000 citations worldwide. His research interests include the growth and physics of nanostructures and photonic devices, like quantum dot lasers and amplifiers, single photon emitters, wide-gap semiconductor heterostructures, and ultrahigh speed photonic devices.
Biography Updated on 26 April 2007