Oliver Ambacher, GaN-based power electronics: current performance and future potential

Oliver Ambacher obtained his PhD in Physics at the Technical University Munich in 1993. Between 1990 and 2000, he performed research on GaN at the TU Munich (Germany) and at Cornell University (USA), at the Walter Schottky Institute. He was appointed full professor (C4) for Nanotechnology at the Technical University Ilmenau in 2002. Since October 2007 Oliver Ambacher is Professor for Microsystems Engineering/Compound Semiconductors at Albert Ludwig University Freiburg as well as director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF.