CARMEL VALLEY, CA, June 19, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present John Guiry Endriz with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Endriz celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Having accrued more than 40 years of experience in pursuit of his career, Dr. John Endriz has garnered a laudable reputation in the realm of physical electronics and solid state physics. He began this career as Guest Researcher in the Physics Department at Linkoping University, Sweden, 1970 to 1972. Upon his return to the U.S., he joined RCA Sarnoff Laboratories as project manager in one of the country's first flat panel TV development efforts. Dr. Endriz then moved to the Varian Image Tube Division in 1977 as Operations Manager of the Advanced Night Vision Operation and later as Division Engineering Manager. This Varian division served as lead company in the military's introduction of Generation III (GaAs) night vision technology, the present image intensifier military standard. Varian became the first company to military-qualify this innovative product for production, and was the first company, worldwide, to move into full scale production with the then revolutionary metalo-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) semiconductor manufacturing process.
Following Varian's completion of its first multi-year production contract in 1988, Dr. Endriz joined SDL, Inc. as Engineering Manager (Executive V.P., Engineering, following SDL's emergence as an independent company in 1992). SDL, Inc. was a pioneering producer of high power semiconductor lasers (GaAs) for military, medical, printing, industrial and communications applications. This enabling technology had dramatic impact on printing; replacing Gutenberg alloy type-set with 'on-press' laser burned polymer type-set… on industrial high power lasers; with multi-kilowatt fiber lasers showing power efficiencies much higher than LED lighting....and most notably on the communications industry; where SDL pump lasers became the dominant power source for all fiber optic long line communications. Dr. Endriz retired from SDL, Inc. just prior to its merger with JDS-Uniphase in 2000.
Since leaving SDL, Dr. Endriz has acted as an electronics consultant, while also focusing on charity work relating particularly to research into causes of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that afflicted his deceased wife for the larger fraction of their 42 years of marriage. As part of this effort, and aided by his early contacts in Sweden, Dr. Endriz co-authored a 2017 Neurology paper with Natalizumab co-inventor, Professor Larry Steinman, Stanford Medical School. The paper uses data on male MS cases obtained from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, to show constant average delay from age at initial infection by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) until age at MS onset. This result gives strong evidence for EBV as a necessary (that is, a causal) factor in MS; a reason Dr. Endriz considers it the most significant of his approximately 30 publications. Dr. Endriz also is an inventor on 36 U.S. patents.
Dr. Endriz became interested in his field while in high school, where, recognizing his talents in mathematics, he planned to major in the subject in college. Following acceptance to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he became fascinated with physical electronics attaining both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. He then entered Stanford University in California where he focused his studies on semiconductors and surface physics, and graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering in 1970. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Endriz has been featured in approximately 35 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World. Dr. Endriz has in past years been a member of APS, IEEE, SID, and SPIE. He presently resides in Carmel Valley, Ca. with his wife, Nancy.
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