Nils C. Gerhardt
Researcher, Photonics and Terahertz Technology, Ruhr-University Bochum
PD Dr.-Ing. Nils C. Gerhardt studied physics at the Philipps-University Marburg and received his diploma in 2001. 2002 he joined the Ruhr-University Bochum where he finished his Ph.D. 2005 in electrical engineering in the group of Prof. M. Hofmann. During his time as a postgraduate student he joined the Optoelectronic Research Centre in Tampere, Finland as a Marie-Curie fellow. 2006 he co-founded the PhotonIQ Technologies GmbH. 2013 he received his habilitation in optoelectronics and photonics. He is author or co-author of more than 150 international publications. His research interests include semiconductor spintronics, ultrafast lasers for optical communication and optical imaging.