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Frederick J. Leonberger, Ph.D., NAE

Frederick J. Leonberger, Ph.D., NAE

Principal, EOvation Advisors

Dr. Frederick J. Leonberger has been a leading contributor in the development of a variety of important photonic devices, company leadership, product/business strategy and commercialization. The modulator technology he and his colleagues pioneered has been used pervasively for 20 years for multi-Gb/s data encoding for the fiber optic Internet “super highways”. He is presently the Principal of EOvation Advisors, his technology and business advisory firm, and has served as a co-founder and/or Board member/advisor for ten photonics companies and the MIT Center for Integrated Photonic Systems. Previously he served as SVP/CTO of JDS Uniphase (JDSU, now Lumentum), a leading optical components company. Prior to JDSU, he was co-founder and GM of United Technologies Photonics (UTP), an optical modulator company, and held research management positions at United Technologies Research Center and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Dr. Leonberger is a member of NAE, and the recipient of a number of industry awards, including the IEEE Photonics Award and the Connecticut Medal of Technology. He has over 160 archival publications/conference presentations on optoelectronic devices and their applications to communications, sensing and signal processing. He received a Ph.D. and S.M. from MIT and a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan, all in Electrical Engineering.