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L.K. Mestha, has spent his career studying control of charged particle systems -- at Xerox Corporation, where his focus has been on controlling toner particles in the context of digital printing and imaging systems, and in his prior research, where he studied control of protons and their behavior in particle accelerator systems. Since joining Xerox in 1994, Mestha has significantly advanced modern control theory and modeling as the basis for next-generation marker controls and digital imaging systems. His work has encompassed process controls for digital printers and color management systems. He holds 35 U.S. patents. Prior to joining Xerox, Mestha was a group leader in charge of beam transfer synchronization systems at the SSC Laboratory in Dallas. While at SSC, he developed a revolutionary digital control system, which has subsequently been adopted by CERN in Switzerland, Fermilab in Chicago and KEK in Japan. Mestha's earlier work in beam control systems was at Oxford's Rutherford Appleton Lab.

Dr. Mestha is a Senior Member of the IEEE, who has published widely, 26 papers, was an associated editor of the journal on control systems, and teaches at Rochester Institute of Technology as an adjunct faculty in Electrical Engineering. He is writing a textbook in the 'Control of Imaging Systems', which is accepted for publication in 2006 by Marcel Dekker He received his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Bath, England, and his bachelor's degree from the University of Mysore in India. In 1996, Xerox awarded him the Excellence in Science and Technology Award for distinguished work in creating new business value, productivity and effective transfer of research technology to new generations of products.

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