Dr. Dipak Chowdhury joined Corning in August 1993 as a research scientist in the Mathematical Modeling group in Science & Technology. During the first five years he worked on various aspects of Corning's Optical Communication business and established himself as an expert in the area of optical communication within and outside Corning. In 1998, he was appointed manager of Photonic Modeling and Process Engineering group. In 2001, was appointed research manager of Process Engineering and Modeling group. He was appointed research director of Modeling & Simulation directorate within Science & Technology in 2002. In 2007, he was appointed the director of Corning European Technology Center (CETC) in Fontainebleau, France. In 2008, he was also appointed as the president Corning S.A.S., Corning’s European entity. He was appointed division vice president in 2010 and joined Corning Glass Technology group as the Willow program director.
Dr. Chowdhury is the author of 30 technical publications in reviewed journals and made 24 presentations in technical conferences. He also holds twelve patents in the area of optical communication. He is a member of Optical Society of America (OSA) and Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and also acts as an editor and an associate editor for special issues of journals and conferences for these societies. In 2005, he received the Science & Technology People Development Award. In 2007, he received Demonstrating Inclusive Behaviors Award by the Creating Inclusive Culture (CIC) process for an individual/organization that demonstrates inclusive behaviors. In 2008, Dr. Chowdhury has been elected a fellow of the Optical society of America for his contribution in the area of optics and modeling.
Dr. Chowdhury received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Bangladesh. Subsequently he received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Electrical Engineering Department of Clarkson University, N.Y. Before joining Corning he spent two years at the Applied Physics Department of Yale University, Conn., as a post- doctoral fellow on a joint appointment from Yale University and New Mexico State University, N.M.