Chairman, Conference Committee & AGeNT-D
Professor Dieter Bimberg received the Diploma in physics and the Ph.D. degree magna cum laude 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 Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Aachen. Since 1981 he holds the Chair of Applied Solid State Physics at Technical University of Berlin. Since 1990 he is Executive Director of the Solid State Physics Institute at TU Berlin. Since 2004 he is director of the Center of Nanophotonics at TU Berlin. In 2006 he was elected as chairman of the German Government National Centers of Excellence of Nanotechnologies.
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 he was elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and as Fellow of the American Physical Society.
He has authored more than 900 papers, patents, and books resulting in more than 22000 citations worldwide and a Hirsch-factor of 67. Several successful start-ups were initiated by him based on the research and development pursued of his group.
His present research interests range from the physics of nanostructures and photonic devices, to the development of novel nanophotonic devices like quantum dot lasers and amplifiers, single and entangled photon emitters, wide gap semiconductor single photon emitters and ultrahigh speed photonic devices for future 100 G Ethernet and the Terabus.