Uli Lemmer received the diploma degree from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Marburg, Germany, in 1995. From 1995 to 1996, he held a postdoctoral position with the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was with the University of Munich, Germany, from 1996 to 2002.
In 2002, he was appointed a full Professor and director of the Light Technology Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Since 2012 Prof. Lemmer is also a director of the Institute of Microstructure Technology.