Major National Recognitions

National Academy of Science or Engineering

  • Professor Bernard Kear
  • Emeritus Professor James D. Idol
  • Emertus Professor John B. Wachtman

National Medal of Technology Recipients

  • Irwin Lachman ’52: 2003 recipient, presented by President Bush on 14 Mar 05. Key member of Corning team that invented ceramic catalytic converter.
  • Peter C. Schultz, BS ’64, PhD ’67: 2000 recipient. While at Corning along with Robert Maurer and Donald Keck designed and produced the first optical fiber with losses low enough for wide use in telecommunications.

National Inventors Hall of Fame

  • Peter C. Schultz, BS ’64, PhD ’67: while at Corning along with Robert Maurer and Donald Keck designed and produced the first optical fiber with losses low enough for wide use in telecommunications. Inducted in 1993.

R&D 100 Awards

  • Thomas J. Nosker, 2011 Award
  • Richard E. Riman, 2012 Award