- Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Narinder Singh Kapany Endowed Chair of Optoelectronics
- Director, W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics
- Fellow, IEEE, Optical Society of America, National Academy of Inventors
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Baskin Engineering, Room 245
- Holger Schmidt received an M.S. degree in physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1994, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. After serving as a postdoctoral fellow with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, he joined the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2001. He is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds the Narinder Singh Kapany Chair of Optoelectronics. He has served as Associate Dean for Research for the School of Engineering and directs the W.M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics. Prof. Schmidt has authored over 400 publications and several book chapters in various fields of optics. He recently edited the first Handbook of Optofluidics published with CRC Press. His research interests include single molecule detection and analysis in optofluidic devices, hollow-core waveguide photonics, atomic spectroscopy on a chip, nano-magneto-optics, and spintronics. He received an NSF Career Award in 2002 and a Keck Futures Nanotechnology Award in 2005. He was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2014 and Fellow of the IEEE in 2017. He received the Engineering Achievement Award from the IEEE Photonics Society for his work on hollow-core optofluidic waveguides in 2019. He was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2019.
- Optofluidics, atom photonics, hollow-core photonics for biomedicine and quantum optics, nano-magnetism, nano-magneto-optics, spintronics, single-particle spectroscopy, ultrafast optics, integrated nanopore devices
- Handbook of Optofluidics
- The photonic integration of non-solid media using optofluidics
- Optofluidic analysis system for amplification-free, direct detection of Ebola infection
- Slow light on a chip via atomic quantum state control.
- Magneto-optical observation of picosecond dynamics of single nanomagnets
- Diploma (MS) in Physics, 1994, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1995, UC Santa Barbara
- Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1999, UC Santa Barbara
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