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30 September 2020

From starting an ice cream company as a child to founding an ultrashort pulse fibre laser business, Nikolajus Gavrilinas has always demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit. Here, he discusses the development of Integrated Fiber Optics with EPIC director general Carlos Lee

Richardson during a lab training session with researcher          Chanelle Arias

30 September 2020

Kathleen Richardson, Pegasus Professor at the University of Central Florida, discusses her career developing next-gen materials and her mentorship roles within this

16 September 2020

There is no replacement for in-person events, says Carlos Lee, but there are many reasons to be cautious

Some of Luminate's third cohort of startups. Credit: Luminate

04 September 2020

Photonics start-ups from Luminate’s business accelerator presented at The Optical Society’s virtual conference. Greg Blackman asks Luminate MD Sujatha Ramanujan how these young firms are coping during the pandemic

26 August 2020

The photonics cluster in Rochester, New York, alone requires 550 more optics technicians every year. Professor Alexis Vogt discusses initiatives to help meet this demand, and suggests other ways to tackle the global optics skills shortage

26 August 2020

Manuel Steidle discusses the potential for collaboration between Brazilian and international photonics organisations

26 August 2020

Carlos Lee, EPIC’s director general, speaks with Ville Hevonkorpi, CEO at Schott Primoceler

SPIE’s career and diversity specialist Meg All, left, facilitated an Equity in Industry panel during SPIE Photonics West earlier this year. Joining All, from left to right, are Openwater’s Mary Lou Jepsen; Double Helix’s Leslie Kimerling; and Chromacity’s Shahida Imani

23 July 2020

Daneet Steffens from SPIE details some of the initiatives currently in place aimed at improving diversity in photonics

23 July 2020

Photonics engineering student Troy Rzeznikiewicz applied to hundreds of openings prior to starting as an optical design engineer intern at Lumentum. Here he describes the application process and discusses how technical students can be supported to succeed in industry

Ramanujan,right, facilitating the-Investing in Photonics Panel at 2020 SPIE Photonics West

23 July 2020

Sujatha Ramanujan, managing director of the Luminate Accelerator Programme in Rochester, New York, offers four key questions to consider before launching an optics start-up

Carlos Lee (right) with Israel Grossinger


23 July 2020

Carlos Lee talks with Israel Grossinger, CEO and founder of Holo/Or, a developer of diffractive optics for laser systems

08 June 2020

In the second installment of a two-part series, Christina C C Willis gives practical advice on how to create and maintain a lasting network successfully