W. Andreas Schroeder, PhD

W. Andreas Schroeder

Title: Physics Professor
Company: University of Illinois, Chicago
Location: Downers Grover, Illinois, United States

W. Andreas Schroeder, PhD, Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.

With more than 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Schroeder has devoted his skills and expertise as a full professor of physics at the University of Illinois, Chicago since 2007. Prior to obtaining his current role, he was an assistant professor of physics with the school from 1993 to 2007. Earlier in his career, he served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa from 1991 to 1993.

Dr. Schroeder was inspired to pursue a career in the field from an early age, having been inspired by his high school teacher. He first pursued his higher education with Imperial College, where he came under the tutelage of his mentors, Professors Mike Damen and Arthur Smirl. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in physics with the school in 1983. He continued his studies, earning a PhD in nonlinear optics in 1987. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America.

Throughout his career, Dr. Schroeder has been recognized for his contributions. The recipient of various teaching awards, he was given the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the National Science Foundation gave him the Career Award. However, he considers the highlight of his career helping his students succeed and achieving gender parity in his classroom, and he recently published an AIP Advances Volume 9 article. This article centers around photo-cathode research, which has become quite important in the physics field.

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