Alfred Fitler Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering
Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE)
Honors and Awards: National Science Foundation Distinguished Service Medal - 2006, Eminent Member of Eta Kappa Nu, Honor Society of the IEEE - 2005, Lifetime Achievement Award of the D.C. Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies - 2005, U.S. Government Leadership Award of the Semiconductor Industry Association - 2005, Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from North Carolina AT&T State University - 2005, Leadership in Technology Management Award from the International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - 2004
Research Expertise: Optoelectronics | Engineering Policy
Joe's research interests include optoelectronics, manufacturing systems, environmental technologies, management of technological innovation, educational innovation and federal science and engineering policy. He has made contributions to the engineering profession in a variety of areas including early laser communications systems, electro-optic recording materials, holographic television playback systems, and early space capsule recovery. He was a past Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Science Foundation and served previously as head of NSF's Directorate for Engineering. As well as his assignment at NSF, his career includes experience as a line officer in the U.S. Navy, a practicing engineer in industry, and a professor.
PhD - University of Pennsylvania
SM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BSEE - University of Pennsylvania