Boulder, CO, May 28, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Colorado Photonics Industry Association (CPIA) announced today that a former board member was just confirmed as Undersecretary of Energy last week.
Kristina M. Johnson, most recently Provost at Johns Hopkins University, had served as director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Optoelectronics Computing Systems while at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1995 to 1999. During this time, she was one of the instrumental forces in forming CPIA and served on the board of directors from 1998-1999.
CPIA (Colorado Photonics Industry Association) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing work in photonics, the energy of light, in Colorado. By uniting industrial, academic, and governmental entities, CPIA encourages cooperation, collaboration, and partnering. Founded in 1997, CPIA now includes over 80 members. The entire photonics industry in Colorado includes over 250 companies, four national laboratories, and eight research institutions. The last three Nobel prize winners for physics in Colorado have won for photonics related.
Questions concerning this press release can be addressed to:
CPIA- Barbara Ihde, Executive Director, 303-834-1022, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.coloradophotonics.org