Wednesday, March 30, 2011

bioBUZZ: Healthcare & Life Sciences Economic & Jobs Summit 4/1/2011

bioOrlando would like to provide this on behalf of one our partners.

Please join us this Friday at Mayor Teresa Jacobs Economic & Jobs Summit,
focusing on Healthcare and Life Sciences in Orange County!

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs cordially invites you to join in an open conversation about job growth in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Summit

Disney Entrepreneur Center
315 East Robinson Street Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32801

Hear from a panel of local Healthcare and Life Sciences industry leaders!
Facilitator: Thad Seymour, Lake Nona
Healthcare Industry Panelists:
Shannon Elswick, Orlando Health Adult Hospital Group
Roger Oxendale, Nemours Florida
Brian Paradis, Florida Hospital
Life Sciences Industry Panelists:
Bill Warren, Sanofi Pasteur Vax Design
Neil McFarlane, Inlet Partners
Leslie Molony, Sanford Burnham

During the OPEN FORUM share your thoughts on this rapidly growing industry and ways that Orange County can help your business grow and succeed.

To learn more and RSVP, go to

4.4.11 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / Seminar: “Ultra-Fast Carrier and Coherent Phonon Dynamics Using Coherent Acoustic Phonons” – Norman Tolk

Seminar: “Ultra-Fast Carrier and Coherent Phonon Dynamics Using Coherent Acoustic Phonons” – Norman Tolk


Monday, April 4, 2011 / 11am-12pm

Norman Tolk

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235


Multiple ultra-fast laser pulses, phase-correlated spatially and/or temporally, can be applied to a material system to coherently interact with phonons and electrons in a non-equilibrium manner. One approach is to selectively, remotely and non-thermally create coherent acoustic phonon (CAP) waves, which travel to an isolated thin layer or array of quantum structures to be studied. Additional laser pulses are timed to correlate temporally, spatially and in phase with the coherent phonons as they arrive at a layer of interest in order to either characterize the material or electronically modify it. Recent advances in the application of this approach to semiconductor heterostructures will be discussed including measurements of semiconductor point defect concentration profiles.


Norman Tolk was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He earned his AB degree in physics from Harvard College in Cambridge Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. degree in atomic physics from Columbia University in New York City. Following a postdoc at Columbia, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey where he carried out experimental research on surface and interface physics using directed-energy photon and particle beams.

In 1984, he move to Vanderbilt University as a full Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He also became an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Fisk University. Early in his carreer at Vanderbilt, he headed the highly multidisciplinary group representing medicine, engineering biology and physics that wrote the successful proposal to fabricate a Free-Electron Laser (FEL) at Vanderbilt, following which he became acting director of the newly formed FEL center. This initiative resulted in the construction of a new building on the Vanderbilt campus solely dedicated to FEL research. In 1987 Dr. Tolk received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award which provided the opportunity to perform research at the Free University in Berlin which happened to coincide with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Professor Tolk recently served as Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate and on an annual basis conducts performances of Handel’s Messiah which is a community event involving many Vanderbilt and community musicians.

Dr. Tolk is a Fellow of The American Physical Society, holds 8 patents, and is the author or co-author of 3 edited books and more than 260 papers. His research involves non-linear laser-surface and laser-interface interactions, ultra-fast vibrational and electronic vibrational processes at surfaces and interfaces, spin dynamics, desorption induced by electronic and vibrational processes, and atomic collision physics.

For More Information:

Dr. Eric W. Van Stryland


Contagious Customer Service Webinar - April 27, 2011


Free Online Webinar Series Available for GrowFL Companies

“Contagious Customer Service”

"The 3 Most Famous Lies of Customer Service"

Learn how to overcome them for greater revenue, profit, and fun!

Presented by:
Monica Wofford – CEO, Contagious Companies
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

About the Presenter:

Monica Wofford founded her training career and company on the premise that a leader does not have to be born, but can be developed. Since that time she has expanded leadership to include working the employees, customers, and even the voices in your head. The author of Contagious Leadership, as well as numerous other books and learning tools, Monica’s strategies, techniques, and powerful insights into effective leadership, masterfully transform managers and employees into people who lead better, stay longer, complain less, and produce more.

This is the fourth in a series of six webinars to be held the fourth week of each month.

Additional webinars will include: Presentation Skills, Communication Across Generations & Body Language, Media Training Basics, and Contagious Customer Service.

To attend this free webinar, please register at

GrowFL is the official Economic Gardening Technical Assistance Pilot Program for the State of Florida and a program of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute. The Florida Economic Gardening Institute is headquartered at the University of Central Florida under contract with the State of Florida’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development under the Executive Office of the Governor.

Florida Economic Gardening Institute, 12201 Research Parkway, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32826

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

UCF Senior Design Symposium in Renewable & Sustainable Energy

The public is cordially invited to join UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science undergraduate students showcasing their innovation, research and talent at the 3rd Annual Progress Energy Senior Design Symposium in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Friday April 8, 8am - 1pm. Vince Dolan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Progress Energy Florida, is the Keynote Speaker. Pre-registration is not required and complimentary registration is provided. Please refer to the 2nd Annual Symposium 2010 highlights.

Gooch & Housego introduces new imaging photometer

The Life Sciences and Instrumentation division of Gooch & Housego has announced that it will be entering into an agreement with TechnoTeam Bildverarbeitung GmbH (Germany) to distribute their exciting LMK imaging photometer (luminance measuring camera) systems in North America. The LMK series of imaging photometers and its innovative user-driven application software excels at a wide variety of challenging light measurement applications. Coupled with TechnoTeam's integrated automated goniometer, it can be used for near field measurements of angular and spatial distribution of extended sources in high growth applications, such as LED luminaires and automotive lighting, which would be otherwise impossible in test facilities where space is at a premium. For information, contact Brent Gross,

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Seminar: “Photon-Counting Laser Rangefinder” – Andreas Eisele, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Seminar: “Photon-Counting Laser Rangefinder” – Andreas Eisele, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Monday, April 4, 2011 / 2:30-3:30pm

Andreas Eisele

Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Handheld, lightweight laser rangefinders provide distance measurements with millimetric precision and distances up to several hundred feet via the time-of-flight method. The time-of-flight to a target and back can be measured either directly or indirectly by evaluating the phase of an intensity modulated laser beam. To achieve millimeter distance resolution, roundtrip times have to be resolved with an accuracy of a few picoseconds. As the application is focused on non-military use in civil engineering, construction and DIY, a low-cost system is crucial. Photon counters integrated in CMOS technology allow for cost and size reduction over current systems based on avalanche photodiodes and high precision optics.


Andreas Eisele studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (B.S. equivalent 2007). He received his Master’s degree in Optics from the University of Central Florida, USA in 2008, where he spent time with the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) on a Fulbright scholarship working on OFDM in Optical Fiber Communications. Currently, he is working towards his PhD as a research assistant at Robert Bosch GmbH and the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His present research interest is focused on laser optical measurement and photon counters. Further interests include German and European Patent law.

For More Information:

Dr. Guifang Li

FPCE Professor of Optics, Physics & ECE




-- Adds two New Distributors to Expand China Market Presence --

Orlando, FL: March 24, 2011: LightPath Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPTH), a global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of optical components and assemblies, announced today that it has continued the expansion of its direct selling channels in China as part of its strategy to deliver high volumes of aspheric lenses and laser delivery systems to Asian manufacturers of optical equipment. Based on the adoption rate of aspheric lenses in multiple market segments in China, the market for aspheric lenses in Asia is expected to top $280 Million by the end of 2011. LightPath’s molded aspheric lenses provide cost sa vings over traditional high volume spherical doublet and triplet lenses without sacrificing performance.

The Company has signed two new distributors to create comprehensive market coverage in China. LIENHE Corp ( and ETSC ( Both of these distributors are based in China and provide LightPath with new, valuable selling channels into specific targeted market segments that capitalize on increased demand from Chinese manufacturers. The addition of these two distributors extends the company’s sales channels in China to six distributors covering several different market segments and complements our direct sales forc e.

Jim Gaynor, CEO of LightPath, commented, “LightPath continues to successfully execute a growth strategy that addresses specific high volume target markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Our agreements with LIENHE and ETSC give LightPath significantly expanded exposure throughout China in the telecommunications and fiber optic markets. When combined with our recently expanded distribution agreement with AMS Technologies in Europe, and WPG in the Americas and South Asia, LightPath has dramatically broadened our sales channels around the world.”

About LightPath Technologies

LightPath manufactures optical products including precision molded aspheric optics, GRADIUM® glass products, proprietary collimator assemblies, laser components utilizing proprietary automation technology, higher-level assemblies and packing solutions. The Company's products are used in various markets, including industrial, medical, defense, test & measurement and telecommunications. LightPath has a strong patent portfolio that has been granted or licensed within these fields. For more information, visit

Contact: Ray Pini, Director of Marketing

LightPath Technologies, Inc.

Phone: (407) 382-4003 x336



This news release includes statements that constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This information may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed by LightPath Technologies, Inc. in its public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we do not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

GRADIUM® is a registered trademark of LightPath Technologies.

Enterprise Florida International Trade Partnership Meeting Notice

International Days: March 29 – 30, 2011

Florida International Trade Partnership Meeting: March 29, 2011

The Florida Chamber and Enterprise Florida are partnering on International Days to be

held in Tallahassee from March 29 – 30, 2011. Register at:

Contact: Leslie Snyder Tel: 850.521.1206

Enterprise Florida is also hosting a lunch meeting for partners and members of the Florida International Trade Partnership on Tuesday March 29, 2011 at the FSU Conference Center: 555 W. Pensacola St. Tallahassee, Florida 32306. The luncheon meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

RSVP to Ivan Barrios: Tel: 786.423.8423

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RRPC / New York Photonics Annual Meeting

Do you consider yourself a stakeholder in New York's Optics, Photonics and Imaging Industry? Do you want to participate in charting the course of that industry in the future? We hope you will be able to join us at our annual meeting and make your voice heard.

Keynote speaker for this event:
New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy

Leveraging Rochester's Strategic Advantage in Optics

Simply click the link below to register or RSVP.

Register Now!

New York, and particularly the Rochester region have long enjoyed a strategic regional advantage in Optics, Photonics and Imaging (OPI). Can that advantage be sustained and consistently grown through innovation, competition and a well-trained workforce? Join us for a discussion of these issues at the RRPC / New York Photonics Annual Meeting.

If you consider New York's Optics, Photonics & Imaging Industry vital to our state's future, this event is for you.

RRPC and New York Photonics members are entitled to one attendee free of charge. Simply send an email to Tom Battley to put your name on the guest list.

Thank you for your support of our efforts!


Thomas Battley

RRPC / New York Photonics



Wednesday April 13, 2011 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT


Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center
5450 Campus Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Thursday, March 10, 2011

UCF Symposium to Focus on Technology in Health Care


UCF Symposium to Focus on Technology in Health Care

ORLANDO, March 10, 2011 -- Regional representatives will discuss the impact of technology in health care at the seventh-annual State of Health Care in Central Florida Symposium at the University of Central Florida.

The public is invited to attend the symposium at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, across the street from the UCF Arena, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 16.

Panelists will discuss the ways technology is used to improve health care, such as the use of electronic health records and mechanisms for checking in and treating patients.

Speakers on the panel include Andy Lee, chief scientist for Harris Healthcare; Rick Schooler, vice president and chief information officer for Orlando Health; Rajesh Toleti, CEO of PatientPoint; and Dr. James Palermo, chief medical and quality officer for Health First.

The agenda also includes a networking session from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free for UCF students, and the fee for UCF Alumni is $10. The cost for the public is $15.

UCF’s Health Services Administration Alumni Chapter is hosting the symposium. It has brought a series of important topics to the area, including talks on medical insurance, patient rights and the economy’s impact on health care.

For information or to register for this year’s symposium, call 407-823-1600 or visit


Contact: Katie Korkosz, College of Health and Public Affairs, 407-823-1600,

UCF Stands For Opportunity: The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university that ranks as the 2nd largest in the nation with more than 56,000 students. UCF’s first classes were offered in 1968. The university offers impressive academic and research environments that power the region’s economic development. UCF's culture of opportunity is driven by our diversity, Orlando environment, history of entrepreneurship and our youth, relevance and energy. For more information, visit

Courtney Gilmartin
Communications Coordinator
News and Information
12443 Research Parkway
Orlando, FL 32816-0091
(407) 823-5007

Entrepreneur Open House

Jay Kumler elected SPIE Fellow

Jay Kumler, President of FPC member company JENOPTIK Optical Systems has been elected Fellow of SPIE for achievements in optical design and fabrication. Jay founded Coastal Optical Systems in 1991, which designs and manufactures optical systems for life sciences, semiconductor, defense and entertainment markets. Among many advances, Kumler led the company to develop and bring to market new camera lenses for forensics that are color corrected in the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared, as well complex optical modules for cancer research, drug discovery and genome sequencing. Jenoptik acquired the company in 2002, and Kumler has continued to lead JENOPTIK Optical Systems as it has grown to a >$30M optical systems company with 135 employees in six states. (March 3, 2011)

Ocean Optics launches new family of compact spectrometers

FPC member Ocean Optics ( has launched a family of aberration-corrected holographic concave diffraction grating spectrometers that delivers low stray light, high throughput and excellent thermal stability for applications ranging from absorbance measurements of optically dense solutions to fluorescence measurements in solutions and powders. Torus is a compact Visible spectrometer (360-825 nm) with greater throughput and less stray light (~0.015% at 400 nm) than planar-grating and other miniature spectrometers. (March 10, 2011)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SAVE THE DATE: FPC meeting April 14, 2011

To: All FPC members

The next General Meeting of the Florida Photonics Cluster will be on Thursday, 14 April. The location is still being finalized, but the program will have two seminars:

"Advances in Video Technology: Can They Adversely Affect Your Bottom Line?" Included in the talk will be some discussion of the ways video can be used in today's new marketing paradigm. Presented by Arte Tedesco, President of Monkey Fist Productions in Orlando.

“Update on Southeast Region Employer Council”, Dr. John Souders, Director of Curriculum, OP-TEC: National Center for Optics & Photonics Education. The Southeast Region Employer Council will encompass representatives from Florida, Georgia, S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi. The ultimate goal of OP-TEC, with the help of the Council, is to assure the education capacity to produce enough qualified technicians to satisfy the needs of the photonics industry of our region and also to prepare students who will want to transfer to regional universities to pursue a bachelor degree in photonics. The Employer Council has the critical role of providing advice and guidance in achieving these goals.

Hope to see you at this meeting. Final details on the location will be sent out soon.

Best regards,

Jim Pearson