Erik K. Duerr

Erik Duerr-Assistant Group Leader in the Advanced Imager Technology

Dr. Erik K. Duerr is the leader in the Advanced Imager Technology Group. He is pursuing research in the design and characterization of novel infrared optoelectronic devices.

Duerr is leading the development of novel photodiodes, including single-photon-sensitive avalanche photodiodes as well as novel midwave infrared photodiodes. He has been involved in the development of infrared, Geiger-mode (single photon) avalanche photodiodes for almost two decades.

Duerr has authored or coauthored numerous papers and conference presentations in the field of infrared detector technology. He has chaired technical program subcommittees for the Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics and the IEEE Photonics Conference. 

Duerr received a BS degree from the University of Virginia and SM and PhD degrees from MIT, all in electrical engineering. His graduate research concerned the development of sources and detectors for millimeter-wave and terahertz radiation.