Thomas Giallorenzi Joins OSA as
Senior Director of Science PolicyWASHINGTON, Jan. 31 , As of Feb. 1, 2007, Thomas G. Giallorenzi, Ph.D., will join OSA as senior director of science policy.
In this capacity, he
will provide strategic direction on the Society's scientific programming, leveraging his
technical expertise to help expand OSA programs and activities, with a specific focus on the Society's conventions and meetings portfolio. Giallorenzi is a fellow of OSA, having provided volunteer support in numerous committees from meetings to publications and awards.Giallorenzi
held many responsibilities on OFC and CLEO/QELS
Steering Committees.Among other volunteer positions, Giallorenzi also played an integral part in both the R.W. Wood Prize and John Tyndall Award Selection Committees and was a member of the OSA Board of Editors. "Tom has long been active in the optics and photonics community, in addition to his participation as a volunteer with OSA and our other sister societies," says Elizabeth A. Rogan, OSA executive director.
has published over 90 professional journal articles, presented more than 115 talks at professional conferences and has given more than 1,000 seminars and technical presentations to university groups, sponsors or committees during the course of his
has been awarded over 25 patents with more than 20 still pending.
tenure at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, he
was given the highest Naval award for scientific achievement, the Department of the Navy Distinguished Achievement in Science Award, for scientific innovations and contributions that have had a major impact on military systems.A recipient of numerous other accolades, 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 is a graduate of Cornell University, having received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the university.