Dalma Novak

Dalma Novak is Vice President of Engineering at Pharad, LLC where she develops high-performance RF-over-fiber technologies. She received the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with First Class Honors and PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1987 and 1992, respectively.

From 1992 – 2004 she was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at The University of Melbourne, Australia.  From July 2000 to January 2001 Dr. Novak was a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA, and at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. From June 2001 – December 2003 she was a Technical Section Lead at Dorsál Networks, Inc. and later at Corvis Corporation, where she led cross-disciplinary R&D teams developing WDM hardware for long-haul transmission systems. From January – June 2004 she was Professor and Chair of Telecommunications in the EEE Department at The University of Melbourne.  

Dr. Novak’s research interests include hybrid fiber radio systems, microwave photonics applications, high speed optical communication systems, wireless communications, and antenna technologies and she has published more than 290 papers in these and related areas, including six book chapters.  She was elected to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2007.  Dr. Novak was President of the IEEE Photonics Society during 2014 – 2015 and is a former Associate Editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.

For JLT she is handling submissions on the following topics:

  • Microwave photonic systems
  • High speed optical systems
  • Photonics for wireless communications
  • Radio-over-fiber technologies