Spring 2012 Distinguished Speaker Series
Gordon Program

On Friday, April 13th, our Distinguished Guest Speaker will be Fritz Morgan, Chief Product Officer at Digital Lumens.


Time: Friday April 13th from 12:00 – 1:00pm

Location: 431 Stearns Center

Fritz Morgan joins Digital Lumens from Joule Unlimited, developer of the Helioculture platform for converting sunlight and waste CO2 into liquid fuels, where he was Senior Vice President of Engineering.  While there, he managed all aspects of system design and development, and oversaw the design and deployment of the company’s first pilot facility.

Previously, Fritz was Chief Technology Officer of Color Kinetics (NASD:CLRK), which was acquired by Philips Lighting in 2007.  In the course of 11 years, he was responsible for the development of Color Kinetics’ award winning products and technologies – with responsibility for defining the strategic product direction for the company.  Fritz also established the company’s operations in China, with manufacturing capacity and new product introductions, and helped develop and manage an extensive IP portfolio.  After the Philips acquisition, Fritz was responsible for the technology merger and integration, and had responsibility for LED research and development programs for Philips worldwide.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Morgan worked on medical robotic and computer-assisted surgical applications and surgical simulation products, including the hardware and software systems development, for Mitsubishi Electric.

Mr. Morgan holds a BS in Physics and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.  When not working, he is actively involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition, working on strategic program development for this international program.  He also serves on the IEEE Spectrum editorial advisory board.


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