Graduate Profile

David Miller, BSc 1976

Prof David Miller

Prof Miller is pictured speaking at the 1998
Research "Summer School" in St Andrews
Semiconductor Quantum Optoelectronics:
From Quantum Physics to Smart Devices

David is currently W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and is Director of the E. L. Ginzton Laboratory and of the Solid State and Photonics Laboratory at Stanford, and a Co-Director of the Stanford Photonics Research Center. Stanford University is situated in Silicon Valley on the West coast of the USA, and is a particularly highly-rated institution.

His research interests include the use of optics in switching, interconnection, communications, computing, and sensing systems, the physics and applications of quantum well optics and optoelectronics, and fundamental features and limits for optics and nanophotonics in communications and information processing.

After completing his physics degree in St Andrews, David did a PhD at Heriot-Watt University, where he was later appointed lecturer in physics. He moved from his native Scotland to AT&T Bell Laboratories (East coast of USA) in 1981 as a Member of Technical Staff, and from 1987 to 1996 was a Department Head, latterly of the Advanced Photonics Research Department.

Biographical and other information from Stanford University

First posted BDS 31.5.04