Dr. Karen Liu, Internationally-Known Analyst and Marketing Executive, Joins Lightwave Logic, Inc.

Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high-speed fiber-optic communications, announced that Dr. Karen Liu, well-known industry analyst and marketing executive in Datacom and Telecom fiber optic communications, has today joined Lightwave Logic as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Dr. Liu’s role at Lightwave Logic will be to advance the company’s customer-facing position in the datacom and telecom markets through her technical, business, and investor expertise.   Dr. Liu will be assisting the company release 400Gbps and 800Gbps products based on Lightwave Logic’s polymer PIC platform.

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Dr. Lebby, Chief Executive Officer of Lightwave Logic commented, “With Karen joining our world-class team, we will have the strength needed to raise our profile with prospective customers, as well as the ability to convey the technical merits of using EO polymer-based products in the datacom and telecom markets.”

Dr. Liu has built her reputation in the fiber optic communications field working with some of the best companies and minds on both the technical and commercial sides of the industry.  After graduating with a PhD from Stanford University, Dr. Liu spent a decade as a researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, participating in the beginnings of optical WDM1 (wavelength division multiplexing) systems and devices. At Tellabs, Dr. Liu was responsible for both supplier and telecom customer relationships. At RHK (subsequently acquired by Ovum), Dr. Liu grew a subscription business that provided insightful market reports on critical optical components to leading global optical component and system vendors.  More recently, Dr. Liu has been VP of Sales and Marketing at Kaiam Corporation, a supplier of high-speed transceivers to Web-scale datacenter operators.

“Better and faster devices will be needed as optics approach terabit speeds. I’m very pleased to be working with Lightwave Logic to solve this fundamental challenge”, said Dr. Liu.

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Lightwave Logic, Inc. is a development stage company moving toward commercialization of next generation photonic devices using its high-activity and high-stability organic polymers for applications in data communications and telecommunications markets. Photonic electro-optical devices convert data from electric signals into optical signals. For more information, about the Company please visit the corporate website at: www.lightwavelogic.com.


1 WDM stands for wavelength division multiplexing, and is an optical technique to allow more than one optical signal to be communicated through a fiber optic cable.  DWDM stands for Dense WDM and is a technique to space optical signals close together for high levels of optical signals to be communicated through a fiber optic cable.  Examples of WDM are 4 channels at 25Gbps totaling 100Gbps where 4 optical signals with 25Gbps data-rates are multiplexed to aggregate 100Gbps.