The PhD degree in optics was awarded to Dr. Moore in 1974 from the University of Rochester. He had previously earned a master's degree in Optics at Rochester and a bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Maine.
Dr. Moore has extensive experience in the academic, research, business, and governmental arenas of science and technology. He is an expert in gradient-index optics, computer-aided design, and the manufacture of optical systems. He has advised nearly 50 graduate thesis students. In 1993, Dr. Moore began a one-year appointment as Science Advisor to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia. He also chaired the successful Hubble Independent Optical Review Panel organized in 1990 to determine the correct prescription of the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition, Dr. Moore is the founder and former president of Gradient Lens Corporation of Rochester, NY, a company which manufactures the high-quality, low-cost Hawkeye boroscope.
The Honorable Duncan Moore was elected
to the National Academy of Engineering in February 1998. He has been
the recipient of the Science and Technology Award of the Greater Rochester
Metro Chamber of Commerce (1992), the Distinguished Inventor of the Year
Award of the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association (1993), and
the Gradient-Index Award of the Japanese Applied Physics Society (1993).
He also received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University
of Maine in 1995.
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