Niels Quack is currently Swiss National Science Foundation funded Assistant Professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He received his Master of Science degree from EPFL in 2005, and his Doctor of Sciences degree from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) in 2010. From 2011 to 2015 he was Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley, within the Integrated Photonics Laboratory at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center. From 2014 to 2015 he was Senior MEMS Engineer at sercalo Microtechnology. In June 2015, he was awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship at EPFL. Research interests include MEMS, Optical MEMS, Tunable Optical Microsystems, Optomechanical Oscillators, Silicon Photonics, Heterogeneous Integration, LIDAR, Diamond Photonics.
Freestanding optical micro-disk resonators in single-crystal diamond by reactive ion etching and multidirectional focused ion-beam milling