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Herbert Kroemer
Herbert Kroemer in 2008
Herbert Kroemer in 2008
Born (1928-08-25) August 25, 1928 (age 93)
Weimar, Germany
ResidenceUnited States
United States
FieldsElectrical Engineering, Applied Physics
InstitutionsFernmeldetechnisches Zentralamt
RCA Laboratories
Varian Associates
University of Colorado
University of California, Santa Barbara
Alma materUniversity of Jena
University of Göttingen
Doctoral advisorFritz Sauter
Known forDrift-field transistor
Double-heterostructure laser
Heterojunction bipolar transistor
InfluencesFriedrich Hund
Fritz Houtermans
Notable awardsJ J Ebers Award (1973)
Humboldt Research Award (1994)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2000)
IEEE Medal of Honor[1](2002)
This person won a Nobel Prize

Herbert Kroemer (born August 25, 1928) is a German-American physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000 for "developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics".

Kroemer is professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.