Dieter Bimberg is the founding director of the Center of NanoPhotonics and the department of Applied Physics at Technische Universität Berlin in Germany and Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. He is a recipient of the Russian State Prize in Science and Technology, the Max-Born, William Streifer and Heinrich-Welker Awards, and the UNESCO Nanoscience Medal. He has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors in the United States. He is a Fellow of APS and IEEE. He holds a D sc.h.c. from the University of Lancaster, UK.
Bimberg’s research interests include the growth and physics of nanostructures and nanophotonic devices, measurement techniques for nanostructures, ultrahigh speed and energy efficient photonic devices for communication systems, single/entangled photon emitters for quantum cryptography and nanomemories based on quantum dots. His scientific work has led to 1600 publications, 36 patent families, and 7 books.
He received the 2018 Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award from OSA.