Dr. Pedram Leilabady




PHY 252, 251, 152, 151 and 110/A
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Ph.D. Physics - University of Kent at Canterbury, England, 1988

B.Sc. (Honors) Theoretical Physics - University of Kent at Canterbury, England, 1983

Areas of Specialization

Solid State Lighting, Optical Fiber Communications, Optical Sensors, Solid State Lasers, and Optical Amplifiers.

Industrial Experience

Waveguide Solutions, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Operations & Business Development


Litton Industries, Electronic Components & Materials Group, Morristown, New Jersey.

Director, Photonic Components Ventures


Laser Power Corporation, San Diego, California.

Vice President, Telecommunications Products


Lucent Technologies, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.

Market Operations Manager, Optoelectronics Business Unit


Amoco Laser Company, Naperville, Illinois.

Director, Product Management


Amphenol Fiber Optic Products, Lisle, Illinois.

Senior Scientist

Academic Experience

University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC).

Faculty, Physics Department


Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte (CPCC).

Instructor/Science Department - Physics


University of Kent, Canterbury, England.

Research Fellow


Research Interests

My research interests lie broadly in the area of solid-state lasers and guided wave optics with emphasis on developing semiconductor industry compatible integration platforms for active and passive components at wafer level.  My recent research interest is in the area of solid-state lighting.


Over 75 technical publications and 11 patents in the areas of fiber optic sensors, solid-state laser and fiber amplifier technologies, and broadband optical communications networks.

Publications and Patents