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2016 Guest Lecturer at NIT-T Technology & Management Conference

The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT-T) in India is in the top ten engineering colleges in India. The students of NIT-T hold an annual international techno-managerial fest called Pragyan. Since its inception in 2005, Pragyan has grown rapidly in stature and has emerged as a springboard for revolutionary ideas and path breaking innovation in the domain of technology and management. It is the only student-run organization to be ISO 9001 & 20121 certified.

One of the hallmarks of Pragyan has been the “Guest Lecture” series, where students get to interact with notable luminaries from many disciplines. As co-inventor of optical fibers, we believe that you are the right person to educate and empower the next generation of engineers about telecommunications, its hurdles and how they must be crossed. We invite you to deliver a Guest Lecture at NIT-T Pragyan ’16, to be held February 25-28, 2016 in Tiruchirappalli, India. We are absolutely sure that everybody here would be enthralled by your presence.

Following are some photos taken at Peter’s Pragyan lecture entitled “Fiber Optics for Communications: The Invention, World Impact and Future Directions”.


Delivering the guest lecture.



A portion of the audience.



Autographs and selfies after the lecture.


Corning Honored with Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Published: Jan 9, 2017 12:00 p.m. ET

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Corning Honored with Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Low-loss optical fiber, invented by Corning decades ago, continues to revolutionize broadcast technology in a bandwidth-hungry world

CORNING, N.Y., JANUARY 9, 2017 – Corning Incorporated GLW, -1.09% has received a Technology & Engineering Emmy(R) award from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its 1970 invention of low-loss optical fiber.

The award honors breakthrough innovations that materially affected television engineering. Corning received the award in the category of Pioneering Invention and Deployment of Fiber Optic Cable at the 68th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy awards in Las Vegas.

“The ability to view high-quality video at any time of the day, from almost any place on a variety of connected and mobile devices, is commonplace today. But it would not be possible without the broad deployment of optical fiber,” said Corning Executive Vice President Clark Kinlin. “It’s impossible to imagine the television industry today without the virtually limitless bandwidth capability of optical fiber. It was born in Corning labs in 1970, and our scientists haven’t stopped improving it since.”

Corning scientists Drs. Robert Maurer, Donald Keck, and Peter Schultz developed the first low-loss optical fiber capable of maintaining the strength of laser light signals over significant distances. The breakthrough helped solve the problem network carriers then faced in handling the growing volume of information with the transmission limitations of copper lines.

The invention – which earned the scientists many honors including a National Medal of Technology in 2000 – unleashed a communications revolution, with data traveling at the speed of light.

Today, optical fiber – with the bandwidth to stream two million high-definition videos at the same time – is the ideal enabler of advancements in high-speed communication…

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Peter Schultz is 2015 Chief Guest at Techkriti 2015 Technical Conference

Peter Schultz, Chief Guest, India Institute of Technology in Kanpur at Techkriti 2015 Technical Conference, delivered invited keynote lecture (March 21, 2015) entitled “Fiber Optics: A Historical Perspective and Future Trends”.

Schultz lecture at IIT Kanpur 032115

IIT Kanpur lecture audience 032115