M.K. (Meint) Smit - Expertise

Smit, M.K.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Department of Electrical Engineering
Section :
Photonic Integration
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
FLX 9.102
Tel :
+31 40-247 5058
Tel (internal) :
Email :


  • D12300 - Electromagnetism, optics, acoustics
  • D14310 - Telecommunication engineering
  • D14320 - Microelectronics
  • Photonics
  • Optical communication
  • InP (indium phosphide)
  • Photonic integration



Meint K. Smit was born in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, in 1951. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology in 1974, and received his Ph.D. in 1991, both with honours. In 1974 he started work on radar and radar remote sensing. Joined the Delft University of Technology in 1976. Switched to optical communications in 1981, research field: Integrated Optics. Became leader of the Photonic Integrated Circuits group of the Delft University in 1994. He is the inventor of the Arrayed Waveguide Grating for which he received a LEOS Technical Achievement award in 1997. Appointed professor in 1998. In that year his group, together with the groups of prof. Wolter and prof. Khoe (COBRA, TU Eindhoven) received a research grant of 40 M€ for establishing a National Research Center on Photonics. In 2002 he moved with his group to the Technical University of Eindhoven, where he is presently leader of the Opto-Electronic Devices group at the COBRA Research Institute. In 2002 he was appointed LEOS Fellow for contributions in the field of Opto-Electronic Integration.