Editorial Leadership and Staff


Dr. Bora Onat

Managing Editor

IEEE Access

About Dr. Onat

Bora M. Onat graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University in May of 1998 focusing on solid state devices and photonics. He joined Lucent Technologies Inc. and became the lead designer of high speed photodiodes for telecom applications. He joined Infinera, Inc in July 2002, where he lead the design and processing of unique planar lightwave circuits. Dr. Onat joined Sensors Unlimited (now a division of UTC) in Jan. 2004, where his responsibilities included management of epitaxial growth facility and R&D program management of multiple government contracts. While working at Sensors Unlimited, he also obtained an MBA degree from Temple University, Fox School of Business, in August 2007. Dr. Onat also served as Technical Program Manager at Princeton Lightwave Inc., where his responsibilities included R&D program management in addition to wafer and chip fabrication operations management. He has over thirty publications including technical journal articles, conference papers, a book chapter and has four awarded US patents. He has reviewed numerous articles, is a Sr. Member IEEE and was program committee member for IEEE Photonics Society for 7 years.

Kimberly Shumard

Publications Editor

IEEE Access

About Miss Shumard

Kimberly Shumard is a Publications Editor of IEEE Access since June 2014. Kimberly received a Masters Degree for Public and Corporate Communication, and a Certificate in Public Relations from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Kim also received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, with a Minor in Journalism from Monmouth University.

Prior to working at IEEE, Kim held various marketing and public relations communications positions. She worked at Radiant Resources, Inc. as a Marketing and Communication Assistant, The Kortney Rose Foundation in the role of Public Relations and Communication Coordinator, and Community Affairs and Resource Center (CARC) as a Public Relations Consultant.

Rebecca Hytowitz

Publications Editor

IEEE Access

About Miss Hytowitz

Rebecca Hytowitz joined IEEE Access in the summer of 2016. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Publishing from New York University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2009 from Case Western Reserve University.

She has previously worked at World Scientific Publishing Co. as an Acquisitions Editor, SpringerNature as both an Assistant Editor and Editorial Assistant, and Penguin Random House as an Editorial Intern.

Patrick Kempf

Managing Editor

IEEE Transactions/Journals

About Mr. Kempf

Patrick Kempf is a Managing Editor in the IEEE Transactions/Journals Department. He has worked on IEEE Access since its launch in May, 2013, previously in the role of Journals Coordinator. Patrick graduated from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications (concentration in Journalism), in 2001.

Patrick has previously held positions as a reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal, The South Bergenite, and Staten Island Advance, as well as Managing Editor for LCGC Magazine. He has held various positions within the IEEE spanning ten years.

IEEE Publications Staff

Michael Forster, Managing Director

IEEE Publishing Operations Staff

Fran Zappulla, Senior Director

Dawn Melley, Editorial Director

Peter M. Tuohy, Production Director

William A. Colacchio, Associate Director, Editorial Services

Kevin Lisankie, Associate Director, Information Conversion and Editorial Support