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Ulrike Woggon
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Awards & Distinctions

Ulrike Woggon has been Professor of Experimental Physics, in particular Nonlinear Optics, at the Institute for Optics and Atomic Physics of the Technical University Berlin (TUB) since 2008. Her research interests, documented by more than 200 refereed publications and approximately 7,500 citations, several book chapters and numerous invited lectures as well as third-party funding, are in the field of nanophotonics, ultrafast spectroscopy, solid-state optics and photonic materials. She conveys her passion for photonics to her students; for example, by initiating an “Optics and Photonics Academic Lab” as a Toolbox-Lab for optics experiments for Bachelor to Master courses at TU Berlin.

Born in 1958 in Berlin, Woggon studied Physics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. In 1985, she received her Ph.D. from Humboldt University in the field of nonlinear optics in semiconductors.  In 1992, she moved to the Department of Physics at the University Kaiserslautern and joined the group of professor Claus Klingshirn. Funded by a postdoctoral fellowship of the German National Science Foundation (DFG), she conducted research at the University of Kaiserslautern in the field of optical properties of quantum dots. After further scientific research at the University of Karlsruhe and the Optical Sciences Center of the University of Arizona in Tucson, she was appointed a Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Dortmund in 1997. There she initiated and lead a topical Ph.D. program on "Material Properties and Concepts for Quantum Information Processing," funded by DFG (2001-2007).

Woggon is one of the founding members of the Berlin School of Optical Sciences and Quantum Technology (BOS.QT). She has been an OSA member since 2000, was made an OSA Fellow in 2010 and served as chair or member in several OSA program committees. She participated in numerous conferences in program or advisory committees and initiated the international conference series on research on quantum dots "Quantum Dot 2000-2020." For OSA, she was one of the program chairs of the International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC) in San Francisco 2004 and served several times as committee chair and member of QELS and CLEO (Fundamental Science).

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