Christopher Heidelberger

Dr. Christopher Heidelberger is a technical staff member in the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. His research interests include semiconductor epitaxy, microfabrication, and characterization for advanced microelectronic and optoelectronic devices. He leads the semiconductor epitaxy efforts for the Integrated Photonics Team, including heteroepitaxial integration of active III-V photonic devices with silicon-based photonic integrated circuits and growth of germanium/silicon heterostructures for mid-wave infrared photonic integrated circuits. He is involved with development of device-level optoelectronics, including slab-coupled optical waveguide lasers and waveguide photodetectors. He also collaborates with the Advanced Imager Group on development of next-generation Geiger-mode avalanche photodetector arrays.

Heidelberger received a BS degree in materials science and engineering from Cornell University and a PhD degree in the same field from MIT. His doctoral work focused on organometallic vapor phase epitaxy of III-arsenide/phosphide films on silicon substrates for monolithic integration of III-V microelectronics with Si CMOS circuitry. He has coauthored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and two patents. He was a recipient of the IBM PhD Fellowship.