Prof. Niels Quack
Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
Optical MEMS , MOEMS , Diamond Photonics , Silicon Photonic MEMS
Profile Summary

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.
Publications (5)

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10931, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVIII
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Actuators, Bistability, Switches, Switching, Waveguides, Etching, Finite element methods, Optical simulations, Silicon photonics

Proceedings Article | 22 February 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10547, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication XI
KEYWORDS: Diamond, Resonators, Ion beams, Reactive ion etching

Proceedings Article | 22 February 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10545, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVII
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Waveguides, Scattering, Signal attenuation, Wave propagation, Photonic integrated circuits, Silicon photonics, Variable optical attenuators

Proceedings Article | 20 February 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10513, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems IV
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Beam splitters, Diamond, Optical lithography, Etching, Crystals, Scanning electron microscopy, Diffraction gratings

Proceedings Article | 2 September 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7453, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVII
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Mid-IR, Mirrors, Tunable lasers, Quantum wells, Sensors, Silicon, Diffusion, Photodiodes, Temperature metrology

Conference Committee Involvement (3)
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIX
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVIII
2 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVII
30 January 2018 | San Francisco, California, United States
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