Markus Krutzik leads the Joint Lab Integrated Quantum Sensors (IQS) operated by Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin). The focus of the Joint Lab is to develop the next generation of chip-scale quantum sensors for frequency metrology, timing and field sensing applications on ground and in space. These sensors use high-precision spectroscopy techniques applied to atomic or molecular ensembles either at room temperature or near absolute zero using laser cooling and advanced cooling mechanisms. Towards this goal, several generations of miniaturized laser systems and optical frequency standards on sounding rockets have been developed and successfully operated in recent years.
Markus got his Ph.D. in 2014 (HU Berlin), worked at the University of California, Berkeley, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena. He was awarded with the Berlin-Adlershof Dissertation Prize 2014 and the German business magazine Capital selected him as “Young Elite – Top 40 under 40”.