Dr. Jānis Valdmanis

Dr. habil. philol., Director of the Latvian Language Agency, Emeritus professor at the University of Latvia, Corresponding member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Author of more than 100 publications in general linguistics, history of linguistics, grammar of the Latvian language, lexicography, stylistics, sociolinguistics, language policy.

Member of the European Federation of National Institutions for Language (EFNIL), Member of the Presidential State Language Commission.

Ph.D. from University of Rochester, Institute of Optics Invented and patented the technique of Electro-Optic Sampling for high-speed measurements. AT&T Bell Laboratories (5 yrs) – developed and patented new techniques for producing and measuring ultrafast optical and electrical signals. Co-inventor of method for compressing optical pulses in laser cavities. University of Michigan (5yrs) Assoc. Professor in EE/Optics Co-founded Ultrafast Science Laboratory.

Investigated use of short pulses for medical imaging. Founding Staff of Picometrix, LLC (20yrs) Private company spun-off from the University of Michigan. Developed and sold a complete line of high-speed detectors and receivers for Telecom applications. Patented new detector designs. General Manager of Thorlabs-UFO Division (4 yrs). Started new division of Thorlabs, Inc. to introduce high-speed opto-electronic products to the world-wide catalog. We now offer a full line of transmitters, detectors and receivers for the R&D customer.

  • janis.valdmanis@valoda.lv
  • +371 67201680
  • Latviešu valodas aģentūra, Lāčplēša iela 35-5, Rīga, LV-1011

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