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Alums Jason Eichenholz and Hooman Banaei invited to speak at the OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress

Alumnus Jason Eichenholz is one of three plenary speakers at the OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress and alumnus Hooman Banaei is giving an invited keynote talk at the Applied Industrial Optics session of the conference.

The Role of Optics and Photonics in the Vehicles of Tomorrow
Jason Eichenholz
Luminar Technologies

In this presentation, OSA Fellow Jason Eichenholz will take a high level look at the future of optics and photonics technologies in autonomous vehicles. Optics are a crucial component in an industry headed for extreme disruption over the next few decades and will play a critical role in shaping the future of navigation, passenger experience and the ultimate safety of the autonomous trip. Eichenholz will discuss the key components of all-things-optic, including LiDAR, laser headlights, passenger monitoring and interior lighting and displays, the role each plays inside a future automobile and its impact on the transportation industry.

About the Speaker:
Jason Eichenholz is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in laser, optics and photonics product development and commercialization. Over the course of his twenty-five year career, his unique blend of business and technical leadership has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of new photonics products being brought to market. Eichenholz is an inventor on ten U.S. patents on new types of solid-state lasers, displays and photonic devices.

Risks of Comfort Zone, and Benefits of Leaving it: An Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster Story
E Hooman Banaei
Everix Optical Filters

In this presentation Hooman Banaei will walk the audience through his roller-coaster-like entrepreneurial journey of building Everix Optical Filters out of my storage unit to touch on lives of potentially billions, while sharing experiences and lessons learnt along the way.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Hooman Banaei is the founder and CEO of Everix Optical Filters and the inventor of its core manufacturing process for producing ultra-thin optical filters for very high-volume consumer applications. Hooman founded Everix in 2015 to commercialize his products using a process that he developed with a humble beginning in his garage. Prior to that Hooman completed his PhD degree at the College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida following his M.Sc. and B.Sc. Degrees in Photonics and Physics, respectively.

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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