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Biography - John Bowers

RichardJohn E. Bowers is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and in the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also CTO and cofounder of Calient Networks. His research interests are primarily concerned with optoelectronic devices, optical switching and transparent optical networks. Prof. Bowers is cofounder of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Management, and founder of Terabit Technology. Bowers received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. He worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories and Honeywell before joining UCSB.

Bowers is a fellow of the IEEE, OSA and the American Physical Society, and a recipient of the IEEE LEOS William Streifer Award and the South Coast Business and Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He was an elected member of the IEEE LEOS Board of Governors, a LEOS Distinguished Lecturer, and Vice President for Conferences for LEOS. He has published eight book chapters, 400 journal papers, 600 conference papers and has received 49 patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.