Office of Research Staff



Francis Kuk, Ph.D.
Vice President – Audiology

Dr. Kuk has been with Widex USA since 1997. He earned both his Masters and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining Widex, Dr. Kuk held research and faculty positions at the University of Iowa and the University of Illinois-Chicago, respectively. Dr. Kuk has published extensively as well as been a speaker at numerous state, national and international conferences. He is currently the Vice President of Audiology for Widex USA.




Petri Korhonen, M.Sc.(tech.)

Senior Research Scientist

Petri Korhonen received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Helsinki University of Technology. He worked as a researcher in the Laboratory of Acoustic and Audio Signal Processing at Helsinki University of Technology from 2004 to 2006. In 2006 he joined ORCA-USA. 


Chris Slugocki

Research Scientist

Neal Ruperto
Research Audiologist

Neal Ruperto, AuD studied Linguistics and Communication Disorders at Fresno State University and obtained his AuD from Rush University. He began working at ORCA-US in October 2018.