Ramy El-Ganainy, Ph.D., is a recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The fellowship spans 18 months, divided over three years. He will be hosted by Professor Kurt Busch at Berlin’s Humboldt University. The fellowship allows El-Ganainy to closely collaborate with the theoretical and experimental photonics groups in the host institute, and explore a new research direction in the field of quantum optics of non-Hermitian systems.
El-Ganainy finished his doctorate from CREOL in 2009 under the supervision of Professor D.N.Christodoulides, Ph.D. Afterwards, he spent a few years as a postdoctoral fellow and guest scientist at the University of Toronto and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. He joined the Physics Department of Michigan Technological University in 2013 where he is now an associate professor. El-Ganainy’s research covers a diverse range of topics, including light-matter interaction, non-Hermitian and topological photonics and computational electromagnetics. El-Ganainy has published more than 70 journal papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. His work has attracted considerable attention, with more than 11,000 citations and an h-factor of 32 (Google scholar).