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-- University Cites Mino's Accomplishments and Contributions in Telecommunications and Semi-Conductor Industries --
Lumera Corporation (NASDAQ:LMRA), a leader in the emerging field of nanotechnology, announced today that Lumera Chief Executive Officer Tom Mino was named as this year's recipient of the distinguished alumnus award by the electrical and computer engineering department of the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. Mino was recognized for his career and contributions in the telecommunications and semi-conductor industries.
A native of the Pittsburgh area, Mino completed his undergraduate work in electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh before pursuing a graduate degree in electrical engineering at Lehigh University.
"I'm honored to have been recognized by a University that has meant so much to me in my life," said Mino. "I am also aware that awards such as this do not come along without the support of outstanding teams. Today, I am proud to be associated with a very talented group of people at Lumera Corporation. Together, we are helping create unique technological products and solutions that will have meaningful impact on multi-billion dollar industries."
Gerald Holder, the U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, noted, "Since 1964, the School of Engineering has recognized our best and brightest through the Distinguished Alumni Awards, and we are delighted to have now included Tom Mino in that group. Mr. Mino's leadership capabilities of starting up a company with the reputation of Lumera have made us proud to call him a Pitt Engineer."
Also recognized by the University were John Jurenko, founder of ADTRAN; Michael Bilirakis, a former congressman and a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly; Dennis P. Yeskey, senior managing director of national real estate services for Deloitte & Touche; Aldo Zini, president and CEO of Pittsburgh-based Aethon, Inc,; and Craig Staresinich, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Corp.
About Lumera Corporation
Lumera is a leader in the emerging field of nanotechnology. The company designs proprietary molecular structures and polymer compounds for the bioscience and communications/computing industries, both of which represent large market opportunities. The company also has developed proprietary processes for fabricating such devices. For more information, please visit http://www.lumera.com .
Certain statements contained in this release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the company's forward-looking statements include the following: market acceptance of our technologies and products; our ability to obtain financing; our financial and technical resources relative to those of our competitors; our ability to keep up with rapid technological change; government regulation of our technologies; our ability to enforce our intellectual property rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to obtain additional contract awards and to develop partnership opportunities; the timing of commercial product launches; the ability to achieve key technical milestones in key products; and other risk factors identified from time to time in the company's SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
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