Profile: Jeff Lapak

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Jeff Lapak is the Enterprise Industry and Operations Strategic Manager at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). In his role, he manages and oversees all Ethernet related testing and consortia providing administration and coordination of test events; he also works with several industry forums and standards bodies to further their standards development. Jeff was recently appointed as the Associate Director of the UNH-IOL. In this role he will support the Director, other industry leads, student employees and utilize his 15 plus years of industry and lab experience to fulfill the mission of the UNH-IOL.

Jeff began working in the InterOperability Laboratory’s Fast Ethernet Consortium as a student in 1998, while earning his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He has been involved in the development of testing system software and hardware as well as the development of new testing procedures in many areas such as twisted pair Auto-Negotiation, Backplane and Cable Characterization, and Physical Coding Sublayers. Recently Jeff has been focused on the development and testing of high speed electrical measurements for physical devices and copper cables for technologies including Backplane Ethernet, Infiniband, and 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet.

Currently, Jeff is closely involved with the IEEE 802.3 Working Group, IEEE P1904.1, InfiniBand, and the Ethernet Alliance. He has held various roles as both Chair and editor for these standards bodies as well as helping them develop and maintain their standards, setup testing events, and support industry events.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire, Durham.