Ivan Glesk received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in quantum electronics and optics from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, in 1981 and 1989, respectively. In 1998, he received the D.S. degree from the Slovak Academy of Sciences. In 1986, Dr. Glesk joined Department of Experimental Physics at Comenius University as an Assistant Professor where later on he became a Professor of physics. Dr. Glesk conducted his research in the area of nonlinear optics, liquid crystals, and methods of sensing the atmosphere using LIDAR systems. As the Recipient of the IREX Fellowship he was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, USA, in 1990-1991. After that, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University where he became a Senior Research Scholar and Manager of the Lightwave Communication Research Laboratory. In 2007, he joined Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, as a Professor of broadband communication systems. His current research interests encompass broadband communication systems, optical interconnects, development of short pulse lasers sources for the future optical networks, and data switching/routing based on ultrafast all-optical devices. Professor Glesk has coauthored 16 book chapters, over 230 scientific publications, presented 31 invited talks and lectures at various international conferences and institutions, and holds 5 patents. He is a member of several international committees. Since 1998, he has served as a Chairman of Slovak Commission for Optics and is also a member of the Doctoral (D.S.) Evaluation Committee for Quantum electronics and optics of the Slovak Ministry of Education.
Biography Updated on 11 January 2008