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Casimer Maurice De Cusatis

Casimer Maurice De Cusatis, American fiber optics engineer. Achievements include 40 patents, 15 patents pending on fiber optic and electrical transmission line interface to multichip modules, fiber optic test equipment optical disk storage and service tools for fiberoptic links.

Background

  • Cusatis, Casimer Maurice De was born on December 23, 1964 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Casimer Maurice and Helen (Paytas) De Cusatis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Pennsylvania State University, 1986. Master of Science, Rensselaer Poly Institute, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, Rensselaer Poly Institute, 1990.

    Career

    • Research assistant Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1986-1990. Staff engineer International Business Machines Corporation, Kingston, 1990-1993, advisory engineer Poughkeepsie, 1993-1999, senior engineer New York, 1999—2005, distinguished engineer, since 2005. Research associate Apollo Lightcraft Program National Aeronautics and Space Administration-University Space Research Association, 1988-1990.

      Vice president Research and Development S3 Optical Software, 1995. Speaker in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include 40 patents, 15 patents pending on fiber optic and electrical transmission line interface to multichip modules, fiber optic test equipment optical disk storage and service tools for fiberoptic links.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (International Business Machines Corporation visions in education program, 1996, spokesman National Engineering Week, 1999, secretary Mid-Hudson section 2000-2001, vice-chairman 2001-2003, chairman since 2004, Kiyo Tomiyasu award 2002, Region 1 award 2005), Order of the Engineer, Optical Society of America (book public committee 1993-1996, since 2001, re-engineering committee 1995-1996, liaison to AIP book public committee 1995, publication technical committee 1996-1999, member and education services committee 2000, editor The Optical Society photonics technical home page since 1996, organizer and speaker technical group meeting on optical datacom 1996, 98, Blue Ribbon award 1998), Society Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers. Member National Science Foundation (program committee), Council Optical Radiation Measurement, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (program committee on optoelectronic interconnect and processing 1998, emerging technologies committee 1998), Institute for Optical Data Communications (president since 1996), Mensa (Copper Black award 2002), Golden Key National Honor Society, Chimes National Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu (Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer award 1999, career day Girl Scout Troop 155, 2000), Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Carolyn Jean Sher, August 5, 1992. Children: Anne Shirley, Rebecca Lynn.
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    Born December 23, 1964
    (age 52)
    • 1986
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1988
      Rensselaer Poly Institute
    • 1990
      Rensselaer Poly Institute
    • 1986 - 1990
      Research assistant, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
      Troy, Michigan, United States
    • 1990 - 1993
      staff engineer, International Business Machines Corporation
      Kingston, Jamaica