Gregory E. Williams, Ph.D.

Gregory E. Williams, Ph.D.


Dr. Gregory E. Williams is the Division Champion for Performance Excellence in Science and Technology for Corning Incorporated. His responsibilities also include Compliance Leader for the Research and Development Organization.

Dr. Williams began his career as a member of the technical staff of Lincoln Laboratory, MIT. He later joined the Science and Technology Division at Corning Incorporated in 1986 as a Senior Scientist in the Optical Physics Research group where he was involved in the development of fiber optic components for telecommunications.   He supervised the fiber development group that led to the support of the fiber and the photonics components business.   He was project manager responsible for strategic planning and was named research manager of the CS&S Physical Properties Research and Analysis Department.  He later took on the role of Manager of New Business Development and Global Lab Support.  He was responsible for technology transfer between Corning’s research labs and Corning’s global labs with an emphasis on the measurement of glass display technology in Asia. He also served as the Quality Manager for the Characterization and Material Processing Division. He later was appointed World Wide Lab Manager for the Corning Environmental Technologies Division.

He holds several patents and has presented or published papers in several internal and external venues. He serves on the technology advisory committees of several academic institutions. He supports and is active in the mentoring and coaching of underrepresented minorities in STEM programs.

Dr. Williams received a B.S. degree in physics from Jackson State University.  He received a Master’s Degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

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