Naturalized US Citizen (since 1995). Resident of Troy, New York (since 2002). Born in Stuttgart, Germany (1956).
Undergraduate degree (1977), Graduate degree (1981) and Doctorate degree (1986) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Member Scientific Staff, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Solid-State Chemistry Department, Stuttgart, Germany (1981-1985).
Member of Technical Staff and Member of Management at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel and Murray Hill, New Jersey (1985-1995).
Professor of Electrical Engineering at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts (1995-2002).
Professor and several leadership positions at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI, Troy, New York) (2002-present).
Current academic position: Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI, Troy, New York)
Leadership positions held at RPI include Head of the Future Chips Constellation (2002-2015) and Director of Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center funded by the US National Science Foundation with $40 million over 10 years (2009-2010).
Inventor or co-inventor of more than 35 issued US patents in the field of semiconductor microelectronics and optoelectronics.
Author or co-author of more than 300 technical articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
Author of six textbooks on semiconductor microelectronics and optoelectronics.
My technical publications have received more than 35 000 citations. My patents have been licensed to multiple companies. My books are used as educational textbooks at Universities around the world.