Dean Kristina Johnson Appointed to Board of Directors of Nortel

November 7, 2006


TORONTO -- Kristina M. Johnson, dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Nortel, effective immediately.

"I am pleased to announce Dean Johnson's appointment," said Harry Pearce, chairman of Nortel's Board of Directors. "Her insight and experience will greatly benefit Nortel and contribute to our focus on innovation and R&D effectiveness."

Johnson has also been appointed to the Nortel Networks Limited Board of Directors.

Johnson joined Duke in 1999 from the University of Colorado, where she served as a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1985-1999.

She has helped start several companies including ColorLink, Inc., and sits on several corporate Board of Directors including Mineral Technologies Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, and AES Corporation. She also currently serves on the advisory boards of the Colorado School of Mines, the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Engineering, the Duke Childrens' Classic, and the Institute for Emerging Issues.

Johnson received her B.S., M.S. (with distinction) and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She completed a NATO post-doctoral fellowship at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and was a Fulbright Fellow in 1991. Johnson has published more than 140 refereed papers and proceedings, holds forty-three patents, and has pioneered work in liquid crystal-on-silicon (LCOS) microdisplays, a marriage of LC electro-optic materials and VLSI technology.