Portland State University
Naturalized US citizen (since 1985). Goal oriented, highly motivated and creative performer with proven leadership, administrative and coaching ability, extensive project and financial management experience, team player attitude, strong analytical and planning skills, effective communications (written and verbal) and presentation skills, as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal, and negotiation capabilities. Possesses thorough and in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art in materials, mechanical, electrical, optical, information, telecommunication, reliability and related areas of engineering, of new and emerging technologies, and a clear vision for the most promising directions in the development of applied science and engineering. Works exceptionally well in dynamic and rapidly changing environments, under pressure and in short time frames. Performs effectively across multiple organizations, companies and departments, with specialists from various disciplines and fields, and with people of different mentalities, origins, and cultural backgrounds. Good public speaker and a quick learner. Exhibits strong interest in, and possesses good knowledge of, foreign cultures, values, attitudes, and customs. Always willing to learn new things and has exceptional receptiveness to, and quick grasp of, new approaches and ideas. Has a sociable disposition and gets along well with peers, supervisors, and subordinates. Bi-lingual: English and Russian. Fluent in Ukrainian.
Photonics, Fiber Optics and Mechanics of Optical Fibers