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John Ballato, PhD

J.E. Sirrine Endowed Chair in Optical Fibers

SmartState® Center of Excellence in Optical Materials

  • The study and fabrication of advanced optical fibers for use in high power lasers and communications.
  • Optical and optoelectronic materials and their design and development.

John Ballato is a professor of materials science and engineering at Clemson University where he holds the J.E. Sirrine Endowed Chair in Optical Fiber. He earned a B.S. in Ceramic Science and Engineering (1993) and the Ph.D. in Ceramic and Materials Engineering (1997) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

He has published more than 350 technical papers and holds 34 U.S. and foreign patents. Among numerous other honors, his collaborative work on Anderson-localizing optical fiber was chosen as one of Physics World’s Top Ten Breakthroughs for 2014. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) as well as being an elected member of the World Academy of Ceramics and the US National Academy of Inventors.

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