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Keck, Donald B., 1941-
Oral history interview with Donald Keck, 2004 November 2.
Topics include: family background and early influence; early education and hobbies; Michigan State University (1958-1967) B.S to PhD; physics courses and textbooks; optics research with C. D. Hause, Joe Aubel; Corning, Incorporated (1968-2002); optical transmission research, optical fibers; improving the Fonstad fiber; worlds first low-loss optical fiber, 1970; Frank Hydes silica research; leadership and organization at Corning; research at Corning, including glass lasers, radio frequency sputtering, plasma discharge, superconductivity, catalytic converter materials; management responsibilities; university industry collaboration; Infotonics Center and OIDA (Optoelectronic Industry Development Association); Corning history.
Donald B. Keck (1941- ) Research physicist, educated at Michigan State University through his Ph.D. in Physics in 1967. He spent his entire career at Corning where he reached the position of Vice President and Technology Director of Optical Physics. He was a part of the research team that designed the first optical fiber which launched the modern fiber optics industry. For this work he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and received the National Medal of Technology in 2000.
Aubel, Joseph 1936-
Keck, Donald B., 1941-
Hause, C. D. (Clarence Duane), 1904-
Corning Incorporated.
Corning Incorporated. -- History.
Michigan State University.
Optical fibers.
Optics.
Optoelectronics
Plasma -- Research.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Radio frequency.
Research, Industrial
Superconductivity.
Science and industry
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Lassman, Thomas Charles interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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