Charles S. Brown



Morehouse College (1973); Emory University (Physics - 1975)

Georgia Institute of Technology (Physics -1981)


Since 1982, Dr. Brown has been employed by AT&T Bell Laboratories in Norcross, Georgia. During his career, he has worked on projects in theoretical physics, experimental physics, optical fiber applications in telecommunications and various related engineering areas. His main area of scientific interest is in polarization optics and its applications to optical fibers. He is currently assigned to the Preform Engineering Group of Lucent Technologies in Norcross, Georgia. His current work involves the design and prototype development of new single mode optical fiber products.

In addition, from 1987 to 1989, Dr. Brown served as co-chair of the annual SPIE International Conference on Coherent Communications. Later, between 1989 and 1991, he was appointed an AT&T Visiting Lecturer at Clark Atlanta University and served as professor and chair of the Department of Physics. In 1992, he was awarded the Black Engineer of the Year Pioneer Award for his training of young African-American and African scientists and his contributions in science and technology. Also, in 1993, he was promoted to Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories primarily for his sustained contributions to polarization optics. In 1995, he was elected Chair of the Edward A. Bouchet/ICTP Institute, an organization that promotes the advancement of physical science and high technology in Africa through north-south cooperation and collaborations. Later in 1995, he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to assist in the development of a regional Ph.D. in program in Physics at the University of Cape Coast, Cape coast, Ghana. Recently, he chaired the organizing committee for the 3rd Edward A. Bouchet International Conference on Physics and High Technology for the Development of Africa in Gaborone, Botswana on August 10-14, 1998.


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