John P. Prineas earned his B.A. in Physics from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and his Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Arizona, where he studied light-matter coupling in semiconductor heterostructures with Hyatt Gibbs at Optical Science Center, and with Jaghdeep Shah at Lucent Technologies.  After doing research at the Max Planck Insitute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart as an Alexander von Humbolt Fellow, he joined the faculty at The University of Iowa in 2001. He is currently a Professor in The Department of Physics and Astronomy, has a secondary appointment in The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a Member of the Optical Science and Technology Center. Additionally, he is Director of the Molecular Beam Epitaxy Facility, Associate Editor for Optical Materials Express, and President of Firefly Photonics LLC. John P. Prineas is a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America, a Member of the American Physical Society,  and the IEEE.