to Content
Header Image

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.


Senior Member of the IEEE and Laser and Electro-Optics Society
Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the Austrian Physical Society, among others


more than 150 publications, more than 100 presentations, 26 patents


MacArthur Fellow, 2005
runner-up to "Salzburger of the year 2005"
one of Popular Science Magazine's "Brilliant 10", 2004
member of the MIT Technology Review TR100 of 2002, amongst others