AIM Photonics Members, Partners, and Sponsors participated in the 2nd annual North East Supply Conference (NESCO) in Rochester, NY at OSA's centennial celebration during Frontiers in Optics (FiO).
Photonics leaders and experts from government, industry, and academia participated in panel discussions and presented updates on integrated photonics, including technical keynote by
Dr. Michael A. Krainak
Branch Head, Laser & Electro-Optics Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Krainak discussion included space based integrated photonics applications, and how AIM Photonics programs will help reduce manufacturing complexity and costs.
The day ended with a special industry panel discussion led by
Director of Policy for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and Chairman of AIM Photonics NYS Investment Board. Mr. Maggiore and the industry panelist detailed the benefits their organizations have realized through AIM Photonics and discussed future opportunities through AIM Photonics Rochester TAP (Test, Assembly, & Packaging) facility, in addition to workforce development.
The following day, Dr. Michael Liehr, CEO AIM Photonics, and Edward White, Corporate Outreach Executive AIM Photonics, participated in a special workforce outreach event,
FiO/LS VIP Networking
Dr. Liehr, Mr. White, and other industry executives shared their business experience with young professionals, recent graduates, and students, in addition to discussing industry trends, career topics, and other photonics-centered opportunities.