Oliver Ambacher obtained his PhD in physics at the Technical University in Munich in 1993. Between 1990 and 2000, he was a researcher for gallium nitride (GaN) at TU Munich as well as at Cornell University (USA) at Walter Schottky Institute. Following his habilitation in experimental physics in 2000 and his promotion to senior assistant in 2001, he was appointed professor for nanotechnology at the Technical University of Ilmenau a year later. In 2002 he was elected director of the Institute for Solid State Electronics and two years later he was appointed director of the Center for Micro and Nanotechnologies. Since October 2007, Oliver Ambacher has been a professor at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg and head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics, where he is currently involved in the development of quantum sensors and electronic components for quantum computers.
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