Arnold Burger – Biography

Arnold Burger Ph.D

Arnold Burger joined the Department of Physics at Fisk University in 1986 and since then he has developed at Fisk a program in crystal growth of wide bandgap semiconductor materials and their use in electronic and optical devices. He is the director of the Center for Biological Signatures and Sensing  (BioSS) and co-director of the Fisk/Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge program. Dr. Burger advised over 100 graduate students and 25 postdoctoral scholars; has published over 400 papers, book chapters, proceedings, and invited presentations and was awarded 11 patents in these fields. Dr. Burger is an elected Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Member and a Fellow of the SPIE Optics and photonics society and together with his colleagues and collaborators is a four-time recipient of the R&D100 Award, in 1998, 2001, 2010 and 2013 for developing new methods to grow crystals and various compact sensors to detect and image radiation. Burger is a Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Member (elected and inducted May 2010) and a Fellow of SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics.


PhD – Material Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
MSc – Material Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
BSc – Physics and Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

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