University of Western Ontario
Dr. Silvia Mittler is a physicist who was educated at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Her diploma thesis work was conducted in the group of Prof. Paul Leiderer in the Department of Physics at the Johannes-Gutenberg University on the topic of " The Investigation of the Phase Transition between Amorphous and Crystalline Tetracene by Raman Spectroscopy" in 1986. For her PhD she joined the group of Prof. Wolfgang Knoll at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz and graduated in 1989 with a biophysical topic: "Charge Induced Phase Separation in Black Lipid Membranes". In 1990 she became a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. George Stegeman at the Optical Sciences Center of the University of Arizona and at CREOL of the University of Central Florida. Her research interests during this period were polymeric waveguide devices for nonlinear optical application and spectroscopy.