- Professor, Electrical Engineering
- Narinder Singh Kapany Endowed Chair of Optoelectronics
- Associate Dean for Research
- Director, W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics
- Baskin Engineering, Room 245
- Holger Schmidt received an M.S. degree in physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1994, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. After serving as a postdoctoral fellow with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, he joined the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2001. He is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and holds the Narinder Singh Kapany Chair of Optoelectronics. He serves as Associate Dean for Research for the School of Engineering and Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics.
Prof. Schmidt has authored over 400 publications and several book chapters in various fields of optics. He recently edited the first Handbook of Optofluidics published with CRC Press. His research interests include single molecule detection and analysis in optofluidic devices, hollow-core waveguide photonics, atomic spectroscopy on a chip, nano-magneto-optics, and spintronics. He received an NSF Career Award in 2002 and a Keck Futures Nanotechnology Award in 2005. He was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2014 and Fellow of the IEEE in 2017.
- Optofluidics, atom photonics, hollow-core photonics for biomedicine and quantum optics, nano-magnetism, nano-magneto-optics, spintronics, single-particle spectroscopy, ultrafast optics, integrated nanopore devices
- Diploma (MS) in Physics, 1994, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1995, UC Santa Barbara
- Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1999, UC Santa Barbara
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