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My Forty-Year Adventure in the Wonderful World of Fiber Optics !

on March 29, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Speaker Dr Henri Hodara, CEO Symbioptix
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Henri Hodara has had a long and prolific career as technologist, business executive and entrepreneur. He co-founded Tetra Tech in 1966 and became its president in 1983. Under his leadership, the company’s revenues reached $80 million in 1985.


Later, he formed another company that he sold to L-3 Communications. That company, L-3 PHOTONICS, grew at the phenomenal rate of 25% a year until Henri’s retirement in 2011, when he formed Symbioptix, his current company. Although the features of all these companies were and are multidisciplinary, one field of special interest has been Fiber Optics. In addition to his executive duties, Henri has continued to work and contribute technically in this area.


Henri earned a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MS from Stanford University. Several years later, he earned his PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology in a record four years, while working full time as Associate Director of Research and Development for the Hallicrafters Company in Chicago, Ill.

Henri has published extensively in peer review journals. He holds many patents in the field of laser and fiber optics. He has taught short courses in fiber and integrated optics for the U.S. government and for telecommunications customers in the U.S. and abroad. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Fiber & Integrated Optics, a bimonthly international journal. In addition, he served for eleven years as the U.S. representative for Electro-Optics in the NATO/AGARD Electromagnetic Propagation Panel

Location ATEC - Advanced Test Equipment - 10401 Roselle St, San Diego, CA 92121
6:30 PM           Food/Social
7:00-8:00 PM   Presentation & QA
Cost Free for IEEE members and Students; $5 otherwise
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