Masud Mansuripur


Chair of Optical Data Storage, Professor of Optical Sciences
University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences





Stanford University PhD, Electrical Engineering 1981
Stanford University MS, Mathematics 1980
Stanford University MS, Electrical Engineering 1978
Arya Mehr University (Iran) BS, Electrical Engineering 1977

Doctoral Dissertation

Statistics of Noise in Photodetection: Applications in Magneto­optical Recording
Thesis Advisor: Professor Joseph W. Goodman, Stanford University

Employment History

University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, Chair of Optical Data Storage, 2002 - present; Professor 1991-present, Associate Professor 1988-91

     National Taiwan Univ. Visiting Chair Professor (Department of Physics) (Sabbatical, February     1-July 31, 2010)

Capella Corporation, Chief Optical Scientist, 2001-2002.

MM Research, Inc., Founder and President, 1996-present

Boston University, Associate Professor, 1986-88 (Electrical Engineering)
Assistant Professor, 1982-86

Stanford University Post Doctoral Fellow 1981-82 (Electrical Engineering)

Xerox Palo Alto Research Center Consultant 1981-82

Xerox Research Center of Canada Member of Research Staff 1980-81

Other Professional Activities

Founder and President, MM Research, Inc. (, Tucson, Arizona,1995-present; developing and marketing simulation software for the optics industry.

Consultant to optics industry (IBM, Kodak, Imation, Seagate, Samsung, LG Electronics, Hewlett-Packard, Data Play, Quinta, TeraStore, NanoChip, Read/Rite, MaxOptix, Komag, DiscoVision, Ricoh, Calimetrics, General Electric, Energy Conversion Devices, Digital Equipment Corp., Data General, Korea Institute of Science and Technology).