University of Gent, Belgium
Geert Morthier (M’93–SM’01) received the degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Gent in 1987, 1991, respectively. Since 1991 he is a member of the permanent staff of IMEC. His main interests are in the modelling and characterisation of optoelectronic components. He has authored or co-authored over 150 papers in the field and holds several patents.
He is also one of the two authors of the Handbook of Distributed Feedback Laser (Artech House, 1997). From 1998 to end of 1999, he has been the project manager of the ACTS project ACTUAL dealing with the control of widely tunable laser diodes, from 2001 to 2005 he was project manager of the IST project NEWTON on new widely tunable lasers and from 2008 to 2011 he was project manager of the FP7 project HISTORIC on microdisk lasers.
In 2001 he was appointed parttime professor at Ghent University, where he teaches courses on optical fiber communication and lasers.