Paul Seidler is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Zurich. He received his
B.S. from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1980 and his Ph.D. from
the University of California, Berkeley in 1985, both in chemistry. He subsequently
joined Exxon Corporate Research as a postdoctoral fellow, where he continued
working until 1988 on fundamental chemical and physical studies aimed at the
activation of saturated hydrocarbons. He then moved to IBM Research, where he
has held various positions first in New York, USA, and since 1995 in Switzerland,
including leadership and management of a broad spectrum of research areas
ranging from semiconductors to display and storage technology to optical
communications and biotechnology. Dr. Seidler played an instrumental role in the
establishment by IBM of the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center in
collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, a publicprivate
partnership for advanced research, and served as its first IBM Coordinator.
He is a Full Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). His
current research interests involve quantum optics, optomechanics and the physics
of extreme light-matter interaction.