Jurgen Michel teaches 3.155J (Micro/Nano Processing Technology) as well as courses on silicon photonics through MIT’s AIM Photonics Academy. He leads research projects in silicon-based photonic materials and devices.
Before joining MIT in 1991, he was Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, studying defect reactions and defect properties in semiconductor materials. He was educated in Germany and earned a diploma in physics at the University of Cologne and a doctorate in habilitation and applied physics at the University of Paderborn. He has published more than 300 refereed scientific papers, five book chapters, and more than 30 awarded patents.