Professor, University of Utrecht
Albert Polman obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 1989. He was a post-doctoral researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories until 1991 and then became group leader at the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2003 he spent a sabbatical year at CALTECH. Since 2005 he also serves as director of AMOLF. Polman is associated with the University of Utrecht as a professor of nanophotonics. His research interests are energy transfer in photonic nanostructures, plasmonics, microcavities, rare earth ions, silicon nanostructures and photovoltaics. Polman specializes in studies at the interface between optical physics and materials science, and has regularly demonstrated transfer of knowledge to applied concepts.