Robert F. Karlicek, Jr.

Bob Karlicek

Robert (Bob) F. Karlicek, Jr. received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining RPI, he spent over 30 years in industrial research and R&D management positions with corporations including AT&T Bell Labs, EMCORE, General Electric, Gore Photonics, Microsemi, Luminus Devices and SolidUV.

Bob’s technical experience includes epitaxial growth of high-performance LEDs and lasers, advanced device fabrication and high power LED packaging, thermal management, control systems design and applications in solid-state lighting as well as other novel LED uses such as IR and UV LED applications. Bob is well known globally as an LED industry expert. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, and has over 40 published technical papers and 24 U.S. patents.


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