Stanford University, USA
Olav Solgaard received the BS degree in Electrical engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and the M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California. He held a post-doctoral position at the University of California at Berkeley, and an assistant professorship at the University of California at Davis, before joining the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 1999.
His research interests are optical communication and measurements with an emphasis on semiconductor fabrication and MEMS technology applied to optical devices and systems. He has authored more than 80 technical publications, and holds 11 patents. He is a co-founder Silicon Light Machines, Sunnyvale, CA, and an active consultant in the MEMS industry.