Dr. DeMaria has served as a Distinguished Professor-in-Residence in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department since 2003. He founded, and served as chairman and CEO, of DEOS (Bloomfield, CT), a leading manufacturer of sealed-off, RF excited waveguide CO2 lasers for industrial and governmental applications, which was purchased in 2001 by Coherent, Inc. He remained Chief Scientist until his retirement in 2012.
Dr. DeMaria is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (1976) and the National Academy of Science (1997) for his pioneering development of picosecond laser pulse physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and IEEE, and a Fellow and past president of the Optical Society of America and SPIE. In 2004, he received the Connecticut Medal of Technology, and in 1984 he was awarded the IEEE Centennial Medal.
Published: August 8, 2013