Kurt Busch

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2011 Professor (W3) of Theoretical Optics & Photonics at the Humboldt University of Berlin and Group Leader at the Max-Born-Institute, Berlin
2005-2011 Professor of Theoretical Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2004-2005 Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida (CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics and Department of Physics)
2000-2003 Research Group Leader within the Emmy-Noether program of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
1997-2000 Postdoctoral Research at the University of Toronto (Prof. Sajeev John)
1993-1996 PhD work at Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and Iowa State University (Profs. Peter Wölfle and Costas M. Soukoulis)
Thesis: “Transport properties of classical waves in disordered media”
1993 Diplom in Physics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) (Prof. Ralph von Baltz)
Thesis: “Photogalvanic Effect-Shift Currents“

Major Research Interests

Theory of light propagation and light-matter interaction in complex optical and photonic systems:

  • Quantum Photonics and Nano-Photonics
  • Computational Optics & Photonics
  • Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Random Media
  • Fluctuation-Induced Phenomena
  • Group-IV Photonics

Honors and Awards

2019 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Optical Society of America B
2012 Fellow of the Optical Society of America
2009 Teaching Award, Department of Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2006 Carl-Zeiss Research Award
2005 Guest professor of the Otto Mønsted Foundation, Danish Technical University
2000 Emmy-Noether Fellow, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
1997 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
1994 PhD Student Scholarship, Graduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg
1993 PhD Student Scholarship, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)