The Photonics100 by gender

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Twenty-six of this year’s Photonics100 nominees are women, in roles ranging from PhD candidates to CEOs. While this ratio can be read as encouraging when compared with the proportion of women who responded to SPIE’s 2022 salary survey (21%), it is certainly a figure we hope to see increase in future editions of the list. 

Sure to help are initiatives such as Gabriella Gardosi’s WEST (Women in Engineering, Science and Technology) at Aston University, Ursula Keller’s work at ETH Zurich and the examples set in the C-suites of both established photonics companies (by executives such as Coherent’s Julie Eng and Edmund Optics’ Marisa Edmund) and in start-ups (such as Quantopticon’s Mirella Koleva, and Nu Quantum’s Carmen Palacios-Berraquero).


The Photonics100 - Women

Ocean Insight
Vanderbilt University
Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS)
Aston University
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Fraunhofer ILT
University of Arizona
Edmund Optics
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
B-PHOT Brussels Photonics
M Squared Life
CNRS, University Paris Saclay
University College London
Laser Components
Scintil Photonics
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ)
Composites Group