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Carmiņa Londoņo: Brief Biography
Presently, Carmiņa Londoņo is on detail to the ENG Division of Engineering Education and Centers. She spent 8 months working on the Materials World Network program in the MPS Division of Materials Research. Her permanent appointment is at the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering which she joined in 2008 as a Program Director in the Americas cluster.
Dr. Londoņo worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for 13 years. She was the group leader of the Global Standards and Information Group (GSIG). GSIG provided technical and policy support for standards and metrology to both the private sector and agencies of the U.S. Federal Government.
Dr. Londoņo served as a Congressional Science Fellow in 1994 at the U.S. House of Representatives sponsored by American Institute of Physics. Previously, Dr. Londoņo was an optical engineer for 10 years with the Polaroid Corporation working on the design and testing of optical systems for medical and large scale consumer products. Earlier, she spent three years at the AVCO Everett Research Laboratory designing and building diffraction limited optical resonators for research on high-energy excimer lasers for the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Carmiņa Londoņo received her PhD from the Electro-Optics Technology Center (Tufts University), MS in Optics (University of Arizona), and BS in Physics (University of Lowell). She is a fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) and served on the SPIE's Board of Directors for two elected terms.