Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CREOL Alumni Series: Jason Eichenholz 1.9.14/11:00am-12:00pm/ CREOL 102

OSA Student Chapter’s CREOL Alumni Series: Jason Eichenholz

Thursday, January 9, 2014 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CREOL Room 102

Jason Eichenholz
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Open Photonics Inc.

In the inaugural presentation of the CREOL Alumni Series hosted by the OSA Student Chapter, Jason Eichenholz will speak about his journey from graduate student at CREOL to CEO and Founder of Open Photonics Inc. His career spans top management positions at Ocean Optics, Newport and Spectra-Physics, and Halma PLC. Jason’s unique perspective on how to succeed and innovative in the photonics industry will provide valuable insight to CREOL students as they prepare to begin their own professional career. Jason will also share his thoughts on how to make one’s time at CREOL as productive and effective as possible.

Jason is an Experienced Technology Development Executive, Technology Scout and Open Innovation Practitioner. He started OPI because he saw a chasm between garage inventors and academic researchers who wanted to see their work commercialized and companies looking for new ideas. Prior to starting OPI, he has served as Divisional Technology Director at Halma PLC, Chief Technology Officer for Ocean Optics, and Director of Strategic Marketing for Newport and Spectra-Physics.
Jason has been actively involved in laser and photonics research and product development for more than 20 years. He has written and delivered over 50 papers at conferences and in refereed journals and holds six US Patents on new types of solid-state lasers, displays and photonic devices. Jason is a Senior Member of both OSA and SPIE.

For additional information:

Tony Klee
President of OSA chapter
acklee @ creol . ucf . edu

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