Prize Recipient

bishopDavid J. Bishop


"For his effective leadership of AT&T/Lucent/Bell Labs research during an especially turbulent time in the telecommunications industry, and for his seminal contributions to low-temperature physics research."


Dr. David Bishop is currently the CTO/COO of LGS, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated to serving the U.S. federal government market with advanced R&D solutions. Most recently he was President of Government Research & Security Solutions for Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. Dr. Bishop is a Bell Labs Fellow and in his previous positions with Lucent he served as Nanotechnology Research VP for Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies; President of the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium and the Physical Sciences Research VP. He joined AT&T-Bell Laboratories Bell Labs in 1978 as a postdoctoral member of staff and in 1979 became a Member of the Technical Staff. In 1988 he was made a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff and later that same year was promoted to Department Head, Bell Laboratories. Dr. Bishop graduated from Syracuse University in 1973 with a B.S. in Physics. In 1977 he received an M.S. in Physics from Cornell University and i 1978 a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell.

Selection Committee:

Sharon Glotzer (Chair), Eric Amis, Julia M. Phillips, Mark Lee