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Mag. Dr. techn. Claire GMACHL Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University; Director of MIRTHE (NSF-ERC)


 received the PH.D. degree (sub auspicies praesidentis) in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1995. In 1996, she joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, as a Post-Doctoral Member of Technical Staff in the Quantum Phenomena and Device Research Department. Key contributions were the development of singe-mode and tunable distributed feedback Quantum Cascade lasers and chaotic micro-cavity lasers. In 1998 she became a member of Technical Staff in the Semiconductor Physics Research Department, and a Distinguished Member of Staff in 2002. In September 2003, Dr. Gmachl joined Princeton University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and adjunct faculty to PRISM. Prof. Gmachl is the Director of MIRTHE, the newly formed NSF Engineering Research Center on Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment.