General Manager of Silicon Photonics, Lightwave Business Unit, MACOM
About the Speaker
Dr. Richard Grzybowski is the General Manager of Silicon Photonics in the MACOM Lightwave Business Unit where he leads the silicon photonics design team. Before being acquired by MACOM, Dr. Grzybowski was Chief Technical Officer at Photonic Controls, an organization specializing in wrapping electronic control and packaging around systems with photonic cores, silicon photonic design, control and testing. Prior to this, Dr. Grzybowski was Research Director of Systems Engineering & Program Management at Corning Inc. where he led the systems engineering competency for the Science & Technology organization with special emphasis on early stage programs for keystone components in complex systems. Dr. Grzybowski developed and led an organization of program leaders bringing systems engineering to major projects. Products developed included high performance glass manufacturing, automotive controls, ultra-capacitors, RF distribution systems, optical backplanes (25G), optical switches (40G), and optical transceivers from research to early stage manufacturing. Dr. Grzybowski has authored and been awarded multiple DoD, DARPA and DoE contracts where he has served as program manager and chief systems engineer. These programs have included the delivery of supercomputer optical interconnect products and harsh environment jet engine control systems.
Dr. Grzybowski has served as Chairman of the Industrial Board of Directors for the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) and is currently Chairman of the Industrial Board of Directors for the MIT Microphotonics Center’s Communication Technologies Roadmapping Consortium. Richard holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut, a M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. from Yale University—all in electrical engineering. He has 24 patents, over 90 publications and is a co-author of the book High Temperature Electronics (CRC Press). Richard is a senior member of the IEEE, past Secretary of INCOSE and General Chair of the 2014 IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference.