Mung-Jun Li

Ming-Jun Li joined Corning in 1991 and is currently a Corning Corporate Fellow. He has been a key inventor and contributor to many telecom and specialty fibers including bend-insensitive ClearCurve® optical fiber for FTTH, which received the R&D 100 Award was featured as one of Time magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year”, LEAF® fiber, which won four industrial awards and was deployed with more than 30 million of kilometers of fiber in long haul networks, ultra-low PMD fiber and low loss fiber for high data rate transmission, low SBS fiber for analog signal transmission, high bandwidth multimode fiber for data centers, various specialty fibers for use in connectors, fiber lasers, sensors and endoscopes, and recently new multicore fibers and few mode fibers for future space division multiplexing. His research efforts have resulted in the generation of a significant number of new products and revenue. Dr. Li received the 1988 French National Prize on Guidedwave Optics for his work on Cerenkov second harmonic generation, the 2005 Stookey Award for exploratory research at Corning Incorporated, and the 2008 Northeast Regional Industrial Innovation Award from American Chemical Society. He is a Fellow of Optical Society of America and a Fellow of the IEEE Photonics Society. He is currently serving as a Deputy Editor for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technolgy, after having served as member of its Coordinating Committee Member and Associate Editor for 6 years. He has also served as a Guest Editor for a special issue on Optical Fiber Nanotechnology of Nanophotonics and for a special issue on Microstructured Fibers of JLT. He has served as a Subcommittee chair, Program Chair and General Chair and Steering Committee Chair for ACP, Program Chair for OECC, subcommittee chair for IPC, and as a Technical Committee Member for OFC, OECC, IPC, CLEO, APOC, the LEOS Winter Topical Meetings, and APOS. Dr. Li holds 125 U.S. patents and has published 3 book chapters and authored and coauthored over 220 technical papers in journals and conferences. Dr. Li received a B.Sc. degree in applied physics from the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 1983, a M.Sc. degree in optics and signal processing from University of Franche-Comté, Besancon, France, in 1985, and a Ph.D. degree in physics from University of Nice, Nice, France, in 1988.

For JLT, he is

  • Advising the Editor in Chief on strategic directions for the journal
  • Advising the Editor in Chief on immediate paper rejections
  • Assisting Associate Editors in the field of fiber and waveguide technologies
  • Acting as Associate Editor for fiber and waveguide technologies