Dr Lukas Novotny

Professor of Optics (and Physics)

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

Bausch & Lomb Hall,P.O. Box 270171,500 Wilson Boulevard
United States
PH: 1 (585) 244-4936
Email: [email protected]


Prof. Novotny earned his Dipl. El-Ing (M.S. in Electrical Engineering) in 1992 and his Dr. sc. techn. (Doctor of Technical Sciences) in 1996, both from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. His doctoral research was in close collaboration with the IBM Research Laboratory in Switzerland and dealt with theoretical questions in near-field optics. After three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington, working on new schemes of near-field optical microscopy applied to the study of biological membranes, Prof. Novotny joined the faculty of the Institute of Optics in 1999 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 then full Professor in 2007, and was appointed a joint Professor of Biomedical Engineering in 2004 and of Physics in 2005. Novotny was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2007, and is the author of Principles of Nano-Optics, published by Cambridge University Press.

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