Robert W. Tkach is Director
of Advanced Photonics Research at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, Crawford
Hill Location. His research has involved dispersion management, optical
amplification, optical networking, and high-speed DWDM transmission systems.
Prior to rejoining Bell Laboratories in 2006, he has been: CTO of Celion
Networks, Division Manager at AT&T Labs - Research, and a Distinguished
Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has been General
Co-Chair of OFC, Vice-President of OIF, Associate Editor of the Journal of
Lightwave Technology, a member of the IEEE LEOS Board of Governors and
currently serves as Vice-President for Publications of the IEEE Photonics
Society. He received and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the
IEEE, and AT&T. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and
has received the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the R&D Council of
New Jersey the IEEE/OSA John Tyndall
Award the Marconi Prize and Fellowship
and the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal.