Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ)

Prof. Dr. Christian Koos

  • Engesserstr. 5
    76131 Karlsruhe

Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Dr. Christian Koos



Christian Koos



With this Institute since:

March 1, 2010

Curiculum Vitae:

Christian Koos is a professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ) since 2010. He received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Tech.) and the Dr.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. From 2007 to 2008, he carried out post-doctoral research at the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics, University of Karlsruhe, where he pioneered nanophotonic silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) devices. From 2008 to 2010, he was leading the technology radars "Nanotools and Nanometrology" and “Metrology” within the Corporate Research and Technology department of Carl Zeiss AG, Germany.



Nanophotonic devices

  • Silicon photonics and silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) integration
  • Fabless photonic device fabrication
  • Novel materials and device concepts
  • Integrated frequency comb sources

Integrated photonic systems

  • Silicon photonic system integration
  • 3D photonic-electronic integration
  • Photonic wire bonding

Photonic communications

  • Advanced modulation formats and signal processing schemes
  • Photonic-electronic signal processing of Terabit/s data streams
  • Energy-efficient broadband communications

Optical metrology

  • Integrated optical metrology systems
  • High-precision optical distance measurement techniques
  • Optical coherence tomography for industrial applications


Open Positions


We are looking for talented, creative and self-motivated individuals to reinforce our research team. Current areas of research cover the following areas:

  • Silicon photonics and novel nanophotonic device principles
  • Photonic-electronic system integration and teratronics
  • Energy-efficient photonic communications at Terabit/s data rates
  • Integrated photonic systems for high-precision optical metrology

Applicants should hold an outstanding Master/Diploma or PhD degree in electrical engineering, physics, or a related discipline. The work requires both theoretical and experimental skills and the ability to efficiently cooperate within an international team. Our research projects are scientifically demanding and feature a high potential in industrial applications. Post-doctoral scientists will have the opportunity to actively lead parts of the research.

Candidates are encouraged to submit their application documents (CV, certificates, references) electronically as one single pdf file to Prof. C. Koos.

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