25 June 2020
AOI elects new director and Audit Committee member
Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AOI) of Sugar Land, TX, USA – a designer and manufacturer of optical components, modules and equipment for fiber access networks in the Internet data-center, cable TV broadband, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and telecom markets – says that, at its annual meeting of shareholders on 4 June, Elizabeth G. Loboa Ph.D. was elected to its board of directors and has been appointed to serve on the Audit Committee.
Dr Loboa succeeds Alan Moore, who had served on the board from March 2013. “I would like to thank Alan for his many contributions during his seven-year tenure and as a member of our Audit Committee,” says CEO & chairman Dr Thompson Lin.
“Elizabeth brings valuable and complementary skills and expertise to our board,” he adds. Loboa is currently vice chancellor for strategic partnerships at the University of Missouri and serves on the board of directors for the Missouri Innovation Center. Previously, she served as a professor and associate chair of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University and as director of the Cell Mechanics Laboratory at the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
Loboa has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, an M.S.E in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
She is a Fellow in the Biomedical Engineering Society, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the National Academy of Inventors. From 6 July, Loboa will become the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Southern Methodist University.