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Giallorenzi Joins OSA as Senior Director of Science Policy
Jan 2007
Thomas G. Giallorenzi, PhD, has been named senior director of science policy for OSA. He will provide strategic direction on the society’s scientific programming and activities, in particular conventions and meetings. Giallorenzi is an OSA Fellow and has provided volunteer support for committees involved in meetings, publications and awards and has had responsibilities on OFC and CLEO/QELS steering committees. Among other volunteer positions, he had an integral part in both the R.W. Wood Prize and John Tyndall Award selection committees and was a member of the OSA editorial board. Giallorenzi has published more than 90 professional journal articles, presented more than 115 talks at professional conferences and has given more than 1000 seminars and technical presentations to university groups, sponsors or committees. He has over 25 patents with more than 20 pending. During his tenure at the US Naval Research Laboratory, he received the Department of the Navy Distinguished Achievement in Science Award for his scientific innovations and contributions that have had a major impact on military systems. He was awarded the IEEE/OSA Tyndall Award in 1990 for his role in the development of lightwave technology and was presented with the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal in 1986. Giallorenzi has a BS, MS and PhD from Cornell University.

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