SPIE appoints science and technology strategist

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Bob Hainsey, an expert in semiconductor processing and photonics technology development, has joined SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Hainsey will serve as the society’s science and technology strategist.

‘We are delighted to have Dr Hainsey join SPIE as our technology strategist, further strengthening the technical core of the society staff,’ said Dr Andrew Brown, SPIE senior director for global business development. ‘With his research background and accomplished industry career Bob adds a wealth of knowledge and experience to SPIE’s world-class team, and will help ensure our services are aligned with the ever changing needs of the global photonics community.’

Most recently, Hainsey was senior director of central research, development and engineering at Electro Scientific Industries (ESI), headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA.

At ESI, Hainsey led the development of novel laser and optics technologies for use in laser micromachining applications. His teams created new laser applications in consumer electronics and other markets.