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Bell Labs North America VP Alice White To Deliver Address at NJIT Convocation

Alice E. White, vice president, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs North America, will be the keynote speaker at NJIT’s annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows.

At convocation, designations are conferred upon select faculty, alums and staff who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.  “We reward them not only for their achievement, but because their leadership serves as a testament to NJIT’s commitment to excellence,” said NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson.

White has a broad technical background in experimental solid state physics and optics, including fabrication and implementation of optical fiber devices and integrated optical components for optical networks, semiconductor processing and devices, ion beam interactions with solids, and low temperature and vacuum techniques, with over 120 publications. 

She holds a BA degree in physics from Middlebury College and MA and PhD degrees in physics from Harvard University. 

An active member of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Optical Society of America, she was elected Councilor-at-Large for the APS (1993) and was one of the founding members of the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) of the APS.  

White is the recipient of the 1991 Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award from the APS and became a Fellow of the APS in 1995.  More recently, she was recognized with the prestigious Bell Labs Fellow Award.   She has served on the Advisory Board of NJIT’s Murray Center for Women in Technology since 2004. 

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.