received his Ph.D. in Experimental Physics in 1999 from Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam. Mischa’s background is in optics and soft condensed matter. He came to UC Berkeley to work with Prof. David Horsley as a Senior Research Scientist following seven years as Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Optics and Mechanics at Philips Research in the Netherlands. There, he worked in such diverse fields as biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics, GaN photonic crystal LED light extraction, soft imprint lithography, polymer OLEDs, electrowetting-based beam steering, and ultrasound for cardiac ablation monitoring. He is currently working at BSAC on high-speed optical beam steering using phased arrays of lightweight high-contrast grating mirrors.