Now a Professor em. of Experimental Physics at the ETH Zurich, he was head of the Non-linear Optics Laboratory at the Institute of Quantum Electronics, active in the development and application of novel materials for photonics. His research in development of new non-linear optical, organic and inorganic materials for photonics applications kept him in close contact with application-oriented research in short-pulsed terahertz, integrated electro-optics and nonlinear optics. DSTMS, OH1, and the technology to produce efficient THz radiation were invented in his laboratory.
Holds a PhD in physics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland and has experience as a development engineer for nonlinear optical applications and next generation lithography solutions. His more than 10 years experience in both THz technology as well as working in international research groups in collaboration with industry and at various universities worldwide, makes him a perfect sales and development engineer.