Dr. Christoph Harder has been president of SLN (Swisslaser.net) since 2007 and responsible for the photonics programs of the Swiss national commission for technology transfer and innovation (CTI) within the F&E network. Harder is author or co-authors of around 25 patents and 150 articles.
Harder serves on the OIDA Advisory Board and Council. He is principle at Harder&Partner, is responsible within the Swiss National Science Foundation for the MUST program technology transfer and serves also on the board of BHL AG. Dr. Harder received the EE Ing from ETH in Zürich, Switzerland, a master’s degree and doctorate from Caltech and an executive MBA from The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Prior to becoming president of Swisslaser, Harder worked for 14 years at the IBM Research Facility in Rüschlikon, Switzerland and for 9 years at Uniphase, JDSU, Nortel and Bookham) in various technical management positions.