Ivan P. Kaminow

Ivan P. Kaminow

Ivan Kaminow retired from Bell Labs in 1996 after a 42-year career (1954-1996), mostly in lightwave research.  After retiring from Bell Labs, he served as IEEE Congressional Fellow on the staffs of the House Science Committee and the Congressional Research Service (Science Policy Research Division) in the Library of Congress. From 1997 to 1999, he returned to Lucent Bell Labs as a part-time Consultant. He also established Kaminow Lightwave Technology to provide consulting services to various technology companies, and to patent and litigation law firms. In 1999 he served as Senior Science Advisor to the Optical Society of America in Washington. He received degrees from Union College (BSEE), UCLA (MSE) and Harvard (AM, Ph.D.). He was a Hughes Fellow at Hughes Aircraft Co. and UCLA (1952 - 1954) and a Bell Labs Fellow at Harvard (1956 – 1960).
 
He has been Visiting Professor at Princeton, Berkeley, Columbia, the University of Tokyo, and Kwangju University (Korea). Currently, he is Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley, where he has been teaching since 2004.
He has published over 240 papers, received 47 patents, and has written or co-edited 5 books, the most recent being "Optical Fiber Telecommunications V A&B," co-edited with Tingye Li and Alan Willner, Academic Press/Elsevier (2008). Kaminow is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and Fellow of APS and OSA. He is the recipient of the Bell Labs Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award, IEEE Quantum Electronics Award, OSA Charles Townes Award, IEEE/LEOS/OSA John Tyndall Award, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, Union College Alumni Gold Medal, IEEE Photonics Award and OSA Ives Medal. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.