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Engineering | School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Joseph PalaisJoseph Palais

Professor Emeritus
Graduate program director, electrical engineering
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Research expertise
Fiber optic communications, holography, distance education

Joseph Palais joined the faculty in 1964 and is the electrical engineering graduate program chair. He is also the academic director for the Online and Professional Programs for Global Outreach and Extended Education of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He has published a textbook on fiber optics. The book (in English and in translation) has been used in classes worldwide. He has contributed chapters to numerous books, written over 40 research articles in refereed journals, and presented more than 35 papers at scientific meetings. He has presented over 150 short courses on fiber optics.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., electrical engineering, University of Michigan, 1964
M.S., electrical engineering, University of Michigan, 1962
B.S., electrical engineering, University of Arizona, 1959

Recognition and awards
Daniel Jankowski Legacy Award
IEEE EAB Achievement Award
IEEE Phoenix Achievement Award
University Continuing Education Association Conferences
Professional Programs Faculty Service Award

Professional associations
IEEE Life Fellow

Selected Publications
Micro-Optics-Based Components for Networking,  Chapter 18 in the Optical Society of America Handbook of Optics (Volume V), 3rd edition, edited by M. Bass, McGraw-Hill, 2010.

G. Heydt, K. Nigim and J. Palais, “E-Learning Opportunities for Electric Power Engineers,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 19, no. 3, 1382-1383, August 2007.

J. Palais, “Long Distance Fiber Optic Communications,” Section 3.2 in The Electrical Engineering Handbook (Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology), Ed. R. C. Dorf, CRC Press and IEEE Press, 3rd ed., 2006.

J. Palais, “Fiber Optic Communications,” Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, 5th ed., 2005. Translations: Korean, Chinese, Persian, Japanese and Syrian.