Prof. Niels Quack
Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Editorial Board Member: Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS | Editorial Board Member: Journal of Optical Microsystems | Author
Area of Expertise:
Optical MEMS , MOEMS , Diamond Photonics , Silicon Photonic MEMS
Profile Summary

Niels Quack is Assistant Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. He received the M. Sc. degree from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in 2005, and the Dr. Sc. degree from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH), Switzerland, in 2010.

Prior to joining EPFL, Niels was from 2011 to 2015 Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Scholar at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center at University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. From 2014 to 2015 he was Senior MEMS Engineer with sercalo Microtechnology, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Research interests include Photonic Micro- and Nanosystems, with an emphasis on Diamond Photonics and Silicon Photonic MEMS. He is Steering Committee Member of the IEEE International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), served as General Chair of the IEEE OMN 2018, General Chair of the Symposium Latsis 2019, Organizing Committee Member of Transducers 2019. He serves as Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE MEMS, ECOC and SPIE OPTO. He is senior member of IEEE, member of OSA and lifetime member of SPIE, and he has authored and co-authored more than 70 papers in leading technical journals and conferences.
Publications (6)

Proceedings Article | 26 February 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11285, Silicon Photonics XV
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Packaging, Actuators, Electronics, Waveguides, Photonic integrated circuits, Silicon photonics

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10931, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVIII
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Actuators, Bistability, Switches, Switching, Waveguides, Etching, Finite element methods, Optical simulations, Silicon photonics

Proceedings Article | 22 February 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10547, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication XI
KEYWORDS: Diamond, Resonators, Ion beams, Reactive ion etching

Proceedings Article | 22 February 2018 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10545, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVII
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Waveguides, Scattering, Signal attenuation, Wave propagation, Photonic integrated circuits, Silicon photonics, Variable optical attenuators

Proceedings Article | 20 February 2018 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10513, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems IV
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Beam splitters, Diamond, Optical lithography, Etching, Crystals, Scanning electron microscopy, Diffraction gratings

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Conference Committee Involvement (4)
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XX
6 March 2021 | San Francisco, California, United States
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIX
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVIII
2 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVII
30 January 2018 | San Francisco, California, United States
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