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Prof. Dr. Hans Zappe

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Gisela and Erwin Sick Chair of Micro-optics – IMTEK
Faculty of Engineering
University of Freiburg
Georges-Koehler-Allee 102, D-79110 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761-203 7560


Born in Paris and raised in New York, Hans Zappe earned BSc and MSc degrees at MIT in 1983 and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989, all in Electrical Engineering. He worked at IBM (USA), the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (Germany) and the Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (Switzerland), before joining the Department of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg in 2000.

He has chaired a wide range of international conferences, has served on the editorial boards of numerous optics and microsystems journals and is founding Editor-in-Chief of the SPIE Journal of Optical Microsystems. In Freiburg he was Dean of Engineering from 2008 to 2010, Dean of Studies from 2002 to 2008, and currently serves as Department Chair.


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