Organization: ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
About the speaker:
Ursula Keller has been a tenured professor of physics at ETH Zurich since 1993 (www.ulp.ethz.ch) and was a director of the Swiss multi-institute NCCR MUST program in ultrafast science from 2010-2022 (www.nccr-must.ch). She received the Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1989 and the Physics "Diplom" from ETH in 1984. She was a Member of Technical Staff (MTS) at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1989 to 1993, a “Visiting Miller Professor” at UC Berkeley 2006 and a visiting professor at the Lund Institute of Technologies 2001. She has been a co-founder and board member for Time-Bandwidth Products (acquired by JDSU in 2014) and for a venture capital funded telecom company GigaTera (acquired by Time-Bandwidth in 2003). She was a member of the research council of the Swiss National Science Foundation from 2014-2018. She is the founding president of the ETH Women Professors Forum (WPF). The focus of her group (foto) in research is exploring and pushing the frontiers in ultrafast science and technology (online info). Awards include the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist – the “Swiss Nobel Prize”(2022), OSA Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize (2020) – OSA’s (resp. OPTICA’s) highest award for overall distinction in optics, SPIE Gold Medal (2020) – SPIE’s highest honor, IEEE Edison Medal (2019), IEEE Photonics Award (2018), European Inventor Award for lifetime achievement (2018), two ERC advanced grants (2012 and 2018), member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, German Academy Leopoldina and Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. She supervised and graduated 91 Ph.D. students (list), published 500 journal publications (list) and according to Google Scholar an h-index of 118 with more than 50’000 citations.