Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

March 2, 2011
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter

New Jersey
State of Incorporation
Commission File Number
IRS Employer Identification Number
10420 Research Road, SE, Albuquerque, NM  87123
Address of principal executive offices, including zip code
(505) 332-5000
Registrant's telephone number, including area code
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ITEM 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 2, 2011, the Board of Directors of EMCORE Corporation (the “Company”) elected Dr. James  A. Tegnelia to the Board of Directors as a Class C Director.  Dr. Tegnelia’s term on the Board of Directors began on March 2, 2011 and will expire at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2012.   Dr. Tegnelia is not expected to be named at this time to any of the committees of the Board of Directors.  Dr. Tegnelia was not selected as a director pursuant to any arrangement or understanding between him and any other person.

Dr. Tegnelia will receive the standard compensation received by non-employee directors, including participation in the Directors’ Stock Award Plan and fees for attending board meetings, as described in the Company’s Form 10K/A filed with the SEC on January 28, 2011. There are no, nor have there been any, related person transactions between the Company and Dr. Tegnelia reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the Company’s press release announcing this appointment is attached as Exhibit 99.1, which is incorporated herein by reference.

ITEM 9.01              Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Number
Exhibit Description
Press Release, dated March 08, 2011, issued by EMCORE Corporation.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 Dated: March 08, 2011
By: /s/ Mark Weinswig
Name: Mark Weinswig
Title:   Chief Financial Officer