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Roy Timpe ’82, an electrical engineer with 20 years of experience in testing fiber optic and gallium arsenide devices, will talk about his life after Lafayette and the IEEE 488 interface protocol noon April 2 in Gagnon Lecture Hall (room 100), Hugel Science Center.

Free hoagies will be provided. The event is sponsored by the student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

A consultant with Agility Communications, Timpe is experienced with designing tunable lasers, passive optical parts, limiting amplifiers, and transimpedance amplifiers, as well as failure mode analysis.

Before taking his current position, he served two years as senior development engineer for Agility, leading a team of developers in Pennsylvania. He worked from 1982-2000 for Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T) as a member of its technical staff.

Timpe holds a patent for a self-optimizing adjustment algorithm developed at Lucent and has published articles in Physical Review, Ocean Navigator, and Ocean Voyager.

He graduated summa cum laude from Lafayette with a degree in electrical engineering and earned a master’s in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, where he completed a thesis on a semiconductor laser diode pulse testing system. He also completed a graduate course in microwave engineering at University of Massachusetts.

A registered engineer in Pennsylvania, he is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

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