Scott R. Bickham is a Development Fellow in the Corning Research and Development Corp. supporting Corning Optical Communications. He received a B.S. in physics from Purdue University in 1984 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Cornell University in 1991 and 1995, respectively. Dr. Bickham holds over 100 patents relating to optical fibers and has co-authored over 60 publications.