Thomas L. KochThomas L. Koch served as the director of the Center for Optical Technologies at Lehigh from 2003 to 2011. He is now the Dean of the College of Optical Science at the University of Arizona, which the largest undergraduate and graduate optics, education and research program in the nation. Koch previously served as the Vice President of Technology Platforms at Agere Systems, managing their core optoelectronics and IC device technology platform research and development through a dynamic period including the telecommunications boom and the following dramatic market decline.