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Alumni of the Month

Dr. James DiLorenzo is our alumni of the month. Jim received his PhD from Stony Brook in 1967 and Post doc'd at Yale with Mort Kaplan working on chemical implications of the Mossbauer effect. He spent many years as a department head at Bell Labs and is currently Chairman and Chief Technical Operations Officer at Paratek Microwave, where he was previously President for several years.

His research at Bell Labs involved Gallium Arsenide a material central to the electronics industry. He is well known for his work on that material. He published a monograph on GaAs field effect transistors in 1982. Following is a brief summary of his career:

"Dr. James V. DiLorenzo has been Chief Technical Operations Officer at Paratek Microwave, Inc. since June 2009 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. DiLorenzo served as the President of Signal Technology Corporation since March 1999 and served as its Chief Operating Officer. He served as the President of Signal Wireless Group. Prior to Signal Technology Corp., he served from January 1996 as a General Manager of Raytheon Microelectronics, a division ... of Raytheon Electronics, the commercial electronics group of Raytheon Company. Dr. DiLorenzo joined Raytheon in 1989. Prior to Raytheon, he served as Vice President of Research and Development at Microwave Semiconductor Corporation. Prior to that, he spent 17 years at AT&T's Bell Laboratories, concluding his tenure there as department head of special materials and devices. He has over 30 years of senior management experience in the semiconductors, military and commercial wireless electronics. He has been the Chairman and Director of Paratek Microwave, Inc. since June 2009. Dr. DiLorenzo served as a Director at AT&T Bell Labs."