Dr. Robert A. Lieberman, President, Lumoptix LLC, received his Ph.D. in Physics with an emphasis on solid-state physics and biophysics from the University of Michigan in 1981. Dr. Lieberman then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories where he was a Member of the Technical Staff in the Magnetics, Biophysics, and Glass (Fiber Optics) Research Departments for ten years. He moved to Physical Optics Corporation (POC) in 1991, where he became the Vice President and General Manager for Research and Development; in 1998 he left POC to found Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS). Dr. Lieberman retired from IOS in 2014 to focus on Lumoptix LLC, a company he founded in 2010. He holds 34 U.S. patents, has chaired more than 25 international conferences and symposia on fiber optic sensors, biosensors, and chemical sensors, and has published extensively in the field of optical sensing. He is the 2008 winner of the SPIE President’s Award, three NASA Tech Briefs awards, and three Bell Labs Exceptional Contribution Awards.