Balthasar Mueller, A.M. ‘13, physics
Balthasar is receiving his master’s degree en route to a future Ph.D. in applied physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Working in the laboratory of Prof. Federico Capasso, Balthasar is conducting research on nanoelectronic and nano-optical devices that could one day be used in on-chip optical computing networks. He recently designed and built a micron-scale router that identifies optical signals and sends them in one direction or another based on the polarization of the light wave.
Looking forward to a Commencement in the near future when he receives his doctoral degree, Balthasar says he’s glad to be at SEAS because of “the unique spectrum of scientists who merge together to work on diverse problems.”
“It’s an incredible density of intelligent, interesting people,” he says.