Alexis Mendez received a PhD. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, USA in 1992. He is president of MCH Engineering LLC—a consulting firm specializing in optical fiber sensing technology. Dr. Mendez was the former Group Leader of the Fiber Optic Sensors Lab within ABB Corporate Research (USA) where he led R&D activities for the development of fiber sensors for use in industrial plant, oil & gas, and high voltage electric power applications. He was also Director of Engineering Sensing Solutions at Micron Optics. He has written 70 technical publications, taught several short courses on fiber sensors, holds 5 US patents and is recipient of an R&D100 award.
Dr. Mendez is a Fellow of SPIE and was past Chairman of the 2006 International Optical Fiber Sensors Conference (OFS-18), past Technical Chair of the 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and their Applications (WSOF-2). He is also VP of the IEEE Fiber Sensors Standards Committee, and co-editor of the “Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook”, and co-author of SPIE’s “Fiber Optical Sensors Book”.