Principal, EOvation Technologies LLC; Board of Directors, Agility, Alphion, and RF MicroDevices; Senior Advisor, MIT Center for Integrated Photonic Systems
Fred J. Leonberger served as senior vice president and chief technology officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU), a leading optical components supplier, from 1999 until his retirement in June 2003. At JDSU, he was responsible for strategic technology and was closely involved in the mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property activities of the corporation. He previously held a similar position at Uniphase Corporation prior to its merger with JDS Fitel in July 1999. He joined Uniphase upon its acquisition of UTP in 1995.
Fred was a co-founder of UTP and served as its general manager from 1992 to 1995. From 1984 to 1991, he was manager of photonics and applied physics at the United Technologies. Research Center . From 1975 to 1984, he was with MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, first as a staff member and later as a group leader. He has more than 15 patents, 40 archival publications and 125 meeting presentations in the areas of optoelectronic devices and their applications in communications, sensing and signal processing.
He is currently the principal of EOvation Technologies LLC, a technology advisory firm that he founded in July 2003. He serves on the Board of Directors of Agility Communications, Alphion and RF MicroDevices, and is a senior advisor at the MIT Center for Integrated Photonic Systems. He works with a number of technology companies and venture firms in the fiber optics and photonics industry.
Fred has served as co-chair of CLEO 2002, a member of the OFC Steering Committee, chairman of several OSA/LEOS topical meetings, associate editor of Optics Letters and the Journal of Quantum Electronics, and president of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of OSA and IEEE, and has been awarded the IEEE Quantum Electronics Award and Mellenium Medal, and the UTC George Meade Medal.
He received a B.S.E. degree from the University of Michigan , and S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in electrical engineering.