Eric Udd is President of Columbia Gorge Research, a company he founded to promote fiber optic sensor technology and it application. Mr. Udd has been strongly involved in the fiber optic sensor field since 1977. He has made fundamental contributions to fiber rotation, acceleration, acoustic, pressure, vibration, strain, temperature, humidity and corrosion sensors. At McDonnell Douglas from 1977 to 1993 he managed over 30 government and commercial programs on fiber optic sensors that resulted in products used on the 777 and other commercial aircraft, launch vehicles and spacecraft. In 1993 Mr. Udd founded Blue Road Research working on civil structures, oil and gas projects, aerospace and defense. Blue Road Research was acquired by Standard MEMS in 2000. In January 2006 he began work full time at his second company, Columbia Gorge Research and found new applications in electric power, robotics, and medical applications as well as aerospace and defense. Mr. Udd has 54 issued US Patents with additional applications pending. He has written or co-written about 200 technical papers, chaired more than 30 international conferences on fiber sensors, edited textbooks, including Fiber Optic Sensors: An Introduction for Engineers and Scientists, 2nd Edition, Wiley 2011 and Field Guide for Fiber Sensors, SPIE, 2014 and contributed many book chapters. Mr. Udd is a McDonnell Douglas Fellow, an SPIE Fellow and an OSA Fellow. He was awarded the David Richardson Medal by OSA in 2009 for his work on fiber optic sensors and the field of fiber optic smart structures. Links to resumes of Eric Udd on the web: http://spie.org/profile/Eric.Udd-5824 and https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-udd-7739a34.
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