Tingye Li

Tingye Li Tingye Li, OSA Fellow Emeritus and 1995 OSA president, who was renowned for his contributions to lightwave technology and optical fiber communications, died Dec. 27, 2012 in Snowbird, Utah. 
Born in 1931 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, Li obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and his Ph. D. from Northwestern University.  He joined Bell Telephone Laboratories (later AT&T Bell Laboratories) in 1957, and worked there for 41 years until his retirement in 1998. Li was respected and loved as an “elder” among young scientists and engineers in the field of photonics, both for his immeasurable contributions to the field and for his willingness to spend time mentoring, advising, promoting, and encouraging young people. 

OSA History features the following Tingye Li highlights:
Biography: Tingye Li
Obituary: Tingye Li
Videos:   In Memory of Dr. Tingye Li
              OFC 2013 Tingye Li Memorial Video

Tingye Li's obituary in the New York Times.

Memorial donations may be made to the OSA Foundation in honor of Tingye Li by visiting the Foundation's website.