Deborah L. Crawford

Affiliation : National Science Foundation

Address : Suite 675, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230

Dr. Crawford is presently Program Director of Optical Communication Systems and Solid-State and Microstructures at the National Science Foundation, having joined the Foundation in October 1993. She received her Bachelor's degree (1985) in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and PhD (1988) in Communication Systems Engineering from the University of Bradford, England. Immediately prior to joining NSF, Dr. Crawford was a member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, where she was responsible for the research and development of InP-based photonic components, with applications in the lightwave communications arena as well as for specific NASA applications in remote sensing, lidar, and micro-instrumentation for spacecraft applications. She was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1989-1991), where she conducted research in high speed InP-based and GaAs-based optoelectronic devices. From 1986 through 1988, she was a researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where she worked on monolithic optoelectronic integrated circuits.

Gordon W. Day

Affiliation: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Address: 81500 National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303

Dr. Day was educated at the University of Illinois, where he received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1970. He joined the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in 1969 as an NBS/NRC Postdoctoral Fellow and has remained with that organization, conducting and leading research in diverse areas of optoelectronics. In 1976 he helped form the NIST Optical Fiber Measurements Programs, and in 1983 he started its program in optical fiber sensors. At present, as Chief of the Optoelectronics Division, he is responsible for NIST's principal program in support of the U.S. optoelectronics industry. Dr. Day previously was Adjunct Professor of Physics at the Colorado School of Mines, Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney. He is presently Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member-elect of the IEEE/LEOS Board of Governors, an Associate Editor of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, and cofounder and Program Chair of the biennial Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements.

Michael J. DeHaemer

Affiliation: JTEC/WTEC, Loyola College.

Address: 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210

Dr. DeHaemer is Director of the Japanese Technology Evaluation Center/World Technology Evaluation Center (JTEC/WTEC) at Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland. He is a former Captain and submarine commander in the U.S. Navy. He is Founder and Director of the Lattanze Human Computer Interface Laboratory, and he is a specialist in the applications of synthesized speech and automated voice recognition systems as computer interface output and input. On the faculty of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College, he is the Chairman of the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department, where he currently teaches Information Technology and Strategy, the Human-Computer Interface, Applications of Experts Systems and Neural Networks, and Production Management. Dr. DeHaemer has research interests in business applications of artificial intelligence and the methodology of technology assessment. He received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Notre Dame, his Master's degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, and both his Master's degree in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering and his PhD in Management Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Robert K. Hickernell

Affiliation: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Address: 325 Broadway, MS 814.02, Boulder, CO 80303

Dr. Hickernell received his PhD from the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. He is Project Leader of Optoelectronic Manufacturing in the Optical Electronic Metrology Group, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory of NIST. His research experience has centered on the measurement of the properties of optical waveguide devices and vertically oriented semiconductor devices. He developed a photothermal deflection technique to spatially resolve attenuation in passive channel wave guides, wave guide amplifiers, and polarizers. He was a guest researcher at the NTT Opto-Electronics Laboratories in Ibaraki, Japan, where he studied dispersion in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers using low-coherence interferometry. His recent research focus has been the measurement of the index of refraction of GaAs quantum wells and the modeling of its effect on vertical cavity, surface-emitting laser operation.

Geoffrey M. Holdridge

Affiliation: JTEC/WTEC, Loyola College

Address: 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210

Mr. Holdridge is Staff Director of the WTEC/JTEC Program, funded by the National Science Foundation under a grant to the International Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. He manages the day-to-day affairs of the JTEC and WTEC programs at ITRI. Prior to coming to Loyola in 1989, he served as a Special Assistant to the Division Director for Emerging Engineering Technologies (EET) at NSF, where he helped manage the JTEC program at NSF. In a special assignment for the EET Division in 1987-88, he prepared a report on the long-term industrial consequences of a loss of U.S. competitiveness in the memory chip market as part of NSF's contribution to an interagency study on the status of the U.S. semiconductor industry. Mr. Holdridge has also worked as Staff Consultant for the National Academy of Sciences' Panel on the Impact of National Security Export Controls in International Technology Transfer (also known as the Allen Panel). He holds a BA in History (specializing in 20th Century East Asia) from Yale University.

Cecil H. Uyehara

Affiliation: Uyehara International Associates

Address: 7614 Arnet Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817

Cecil H. Uyehara, President of Uyehara International Associates, is a consultant on U.S.-Japanese relations (science and technology). He served in the U.S. government for almost 25 years, with the U.S. Air Force (weapons systems planning), the Office of Management and Budget (military assistance) and the Agency for International Development (AID). He has published on Japanese politics, scientific advice and public policy, and Japanese calligraphy. He organized the first U.S. Congressional hearings on Japanese science and technology, lectures at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute on Japanese science and technology, and has served as a consultant to the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Library of Congress on Japanese calligraphy. He received a BA from Keio University and an MA from the University of Minnesota, both in Political Economy. He has received award and grants from the Ford Foundation, American Philosophical Society, University of Minnesota (Shevlin Fellowship), and the National Institute of Public Affairs.

Mial E. Warren Affiliation: Sandia National Laboratories

Address: Sandia National Laboratories, MIS 0603 P.O. Box 5800, U.S. Department of Energy, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0603

Dr. Warren received his PhD from the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. He subsequently spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona. Since joining Sandia National Laboratories in 1990, he has been involved in photonic device research, primarily emphasizing vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). His investigations in this area have focused on exploratory work in phase-coupled arrays of VCSELs, which has led to the demonstration of phase-shifted two-dimensional arrays of VCSELs that produce a single-lobed on-axis beam. He has also served as the liaison between the Photonics Research Department and the Optoelectronic Components Department, giving him some exposure to manufacturing, packaging, and application issues. Recently, he has initiated an effort in diffractive optics emphasizing integration of diffractive optical elements with VCSELs and other photonic components and systems.

Published: February 1996; WTEC Hyper-Librarian