|School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science|
|Department: Mechanical Engineering|
He holds a Bachelorís degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio, and both Masterís of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, all in Mechanical Engineering. Maurice also holds an MBA from AT&Tís School of Business.
Dr. Kordahi is the Director of the Wet Plant Development organization at Tyco Telecommunications, responsible for the design of several underwater product lines, including fiber optic repeaters, couplings, joints, and their introduction to manufacture and field deployment. He has responsibilities in the set-up of a new Tyco repeater factory, as well as the build of the Global class cable ships for laying undersea networks throughout the world.
Dr. Kordahi was part of the Bell Laboratories team that developed and installed the first undersea fiber optic systems in the early 1980ís (Optican and TAT-8). He initiated the work on the Quick Joint and is a member of the Universal Quick Joint/ Universal Joint/ Universal Coupling governing board. Dr. Kordahiís experience has spanned a wide range of undersea cable activities: from marketing & sales support in South America, Europe and the Middle East, to cable system manufacturing and integration, to cable ship instrumentation and machinery, to cable jointing, installation, burial and maintenance at sea.