Personal Website: http://people.rit.edu/dnmiee
Research interests include: Fiber-optic networks and communication systems, all-optical signal processing, photonics and opto-electronics, optical phenomenon, and nonlinear optics.
Drew N. Maywar, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Department having joined the department in 2009. Previously, Maywar was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies and a Scientist at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. At Bell Laboratories, he prototyped their next generation DWDM, 10-and-40-Gb/s, Raman-amplified fiber-optic transmission system and earned the Central Bell Labs Teamwork Award on return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying transmission. Maywar serves as an Overseas Editor for the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics and has earned several awards for research and education in Japan, including a Fulbright fellowship for laser-physics research and Japanese-culture study at Osaka University’s Institute of Laser Engineering, a "US-Japan Cooperative Agreement on Photonic Memory Devices" grant from the US National Science Foundation for research at the University of Tokyo, and the University of Rochester's Take-Five Scholarship for Japanese language and cultural studies at Nanzan University. He is the co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal papers in the fields of fiber-optic communication systems, all-optical signal processing, photonics and opto-electronics, optical phenomenon, and nonlinear optics. Within these fields, he has also received funding as Principal Investigator from both the US National Science Foundation and the US Naval Air Systems Command. Maywar holds two US patents on all-optical memory devices and has co-authored a book chapter on active optical resonators. Maywar is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Society of America (OSA).