Profile: Jeff Lapak

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Jeff Lapak was named the Director of the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in 2018. As Director, Jeff is responsible for facilitating the lab’s development in certification test programs, creating strategic partnerships, and leading the lab’s strategic direction across its many technology areas. He brings 15+ years of industry and lab experience to fulfill the mission of the UNH-IOL and also works with several industry forums and standards bodies to further their standards development. Prior to being appointed Director, Jeff held the positions of associate director, industry lead, and senior manager at the UNH-IOL. As a leader, he’s helped oversee development for many physical layer testing technologies such as 10, 25, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. Jeff began working in the 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. Jeff 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.

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