Friday, August 31, 2012

Special Seminar of importance to the Photonics Industry

Special Seminar:  "Presenting the recently released National Academy Optics and Photonics report (Harnessing Light II)"
Paul McManamon & Stephen Anderson
Where: UCF/CREOL  room 102
When: Thursday, September 27, 2012 / 10:30-11:30am

"Optics and Photonics, Essential Technologies for Our Nation"- Paul McManamon, Technical Director, LOCI, University of Dayton

Dr. Paul F. McManamon is an independent consultant and works half time as the Technical Director of the Ladar and Optical Communications institute, LOCI, at the University of Dayton.   Until May of 2008 he was chief scientist for the Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Dr McManamon was responsible for the technical portfolio of the Sensors directorate, including RF sensors and countermeasures, EO sensors and countermeasures, and automatic object recognition.   Dr McManamon has participated in three Air Force Scientific Advisory Board summer studies, New World Vistas in 1995, A Roadmap for a 21st Century Aerospace Force in 1998, and Sensors for Difficult Targets in 2001. Dr. McManamon is widely recognized in the electro-optical community.  Dr McManamon was the 2006 President of SPIE.  Dr. McManamon serves on the executive committee for the Military Sensing Symposia, MSS.  Dr. McManamon is a Fellow of SPIE, IEEE, and OSA, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Military Sensing Symposia, MSS. 

"Industry Trends and Opportunities"- Stephen G. Anderson, SPIE Industry & Market Strategist

Stephen G. Anderson joined SPIE last year as Industry & Market Strategist. He is an industry expert with an international background and has been actively involved in the photonics technology marketplace for more than 30 years. Before joining SPIE, Anderson was Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief with Pennwell's Laser Focus World where he directed the editorial strategy for all media and platforms. During his 18 year tenure there, Anderson supervised the Annual Review and Forecast of the Laser Marketplace, published each January, and led the highly regarded Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar, held annually at Photonics West. Anderson also co-founded the BioOptics World brand.  Before joining Laser Focus World, Anderson held marketing and business development positions at Perkin Elmer (UK) and at Spectra-Physics in the UK, Germany, and most recently in the USA. He holds a chemistry degree from the University of York, (England), and an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA.

For more information on the seminars, contact Dr. Bahaa Saleh, besaleh @creol . ucf. edu 

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