Dr. John Ballato
Sirrine Endowed Chair of Optical Fiber and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Lecture Title: Materials Development for Advanced Optical Fibers
John Ballato is the Sirrine Endowed Chair of Optical Fiber and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University (Clemson, SC). He has published more than 350 technical papers and holds 34 U.S. and foreign patents. Among numerous other honors, his collaborative work on Anderson-localizing optical fiber was chosen as one of the Physics World’s Top Ten Breakthroughs for 2014. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), as well as an elected member of the World Academy of Ceramics and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors.