Mobius Photonics (Santa Clara, CA), a producer of short pulsed fiber laser sources (IR, green, and UV laser), has named Robert L. Byer Chairman of its board of directors.
"As co-founder of Mobius Photonics, Robert Byer has already brought knowledge and leadership experience to the company and we welcome him now as our chairman of the board," said Kiyomi Monro, Mobius Photonics vice president of business management. "Mobius is at a significant point in its development--we are striving to produce unique fiber laser products and to grow our operation. Robert Byer's guidance will play an important role in helping us achieve our goals."
Robert L. Byer is the 2009 winner of the Frederic Ives Medal, the highest award given by the Optical Society of America (OSA). He has been elected vice president of the American Physical Society (APS) for 2010 and is a past president of OSA and of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE LEOS). He is a professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.), where he has served as vice provost and dean of research and been chair of the Applied Physics Department. He has been director of the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory and director of the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory. He is a founding member of the California Council on Science and Technology.
Mobius Photonics also recently named Robert Mortensen its CEO..