Duncan T. Moore of the University of Rochester has been named science and technology adviser to Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller of West Virginia for 1993-1994. Moore has also been elected vice president of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and will become president of the 12,000-member organization in 1996.
Moore, Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering at the University's Institute of Optics, is one of 19 scientists and engineers named by various scientific societies to serve as Congressional Science Fellows for 1993-1994. In his post Moore will advise Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Science, on science and technology issues before returning to Rochester next summer.
Moore is the fifth Rochester professor to be elected president of OSA. Another Rochester faculty member, Susan Houde- Walter, associate professor of optics, was elected to the OSA board of directors.
A member of the faculty since 1974, Moore is a University graduate and is a fellow of the OSA and the International Society of Optical Engineering. Moore is recognized internationally for his research in lens design, holds 11 patents, and founded his own company, Gradient Lens Corp., in 1980. Last year Moore received the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce Science and Technology Award, and recently the Japanese Applied Physics Society recognized him for his work in gradient-index optics.
tr Note to Editors: Moore lives in Claret Drive in Fairport.