Personal data

Name and title   Prof. Dr. Frank Schmidt
Date of birth   8 June 1959
Place of birth   Hohen Neuendorf
Children   Eric (*1987), Rita (*1988)




Zuse Institute Berlin



Academic education

1981 - 1986   Diploma Thesis, Theoretical Electrical Engineering, TU Ilmenau
1986 - 1989   PhD, Optical Telecommunications, Humboldt University of Berlin




Habilitation, Applied Mathematics, Free University Berlin



Professional carreer

1986 - 1989   PhD Student, Department of Electrical Engineering, Humboldt-University, Berlin
1989 - 1991   Research Scientist, Department of Electrical Engineering, Humboldt University of Berlin
since 1991   Research Scientist, Zuse Institute Berlin
since 1996   Head of research group Computational Nano-Optics
1999   Research stay, University of Waterloo, Canada
2002   Formation of spin-off company JCMwave




Visiting Faculty Member Cadence Design Systems, Inc.




1990   International URSI Young Scientist Award
1990   Humboldt Award of Humboldt University of Berlin