Dr. Klaus Streubel
Klaus Streubel holds a position as Advisor to the OSRAM Board in Sunnyvale, California. He received his diploma and his PhD degree in Physics from the University in Stuttgart. For his PhD, he developed MOPVE systems and growth processes for InGaAs semiconductors. He spent two years as a post doc at the Swedish Institute of Microelectronics in Stockholm, where he was involved in the development of semiconductor lasers. In 1993, Klaus took a permanent position at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, where he received a lecturer certificate and was appointed as adjunct professor.
In 1997, Klaus switched from academic to industrial research. At Mitel Semiconductors, he developed vertical cavity lasers and resonant-cavity LEDs. He joined Osram Opto Semiconductors in Regensburg, Germany in 1999. He took the responsibility for the development of AlGaInP devices and initiated the implementation of thin-film technology for high-brightness LEDs. Later, he became the head of the Conceptual Engineering department, where he was responsible for the research and pre-development activities in the area of LEDs and Lasers at Osram OS. In 2009 Klaus took the position of the head of Corporate Technology and Senior Vice President at OSRAM GmbH in Munich. Since 2017 Klaus works as Chief Technology Advisor for the OSRAM Board and is located in Sunnyvale, California.
Klaus has authored and co-authored over 120 scientific publications and more than 100 conference contributions. In 2004 Klaus and his team were awarded with the Osram Innovation Award for his work on AlGaInP LEDs. In December 2007, he was awarded with the German Future Price of the German Bundespräsident for the innovation of thin-film LEDs. In 2010 he received the Carl-Friedrich Gauss Medal of the Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft.