On October 3, 2014, President Obama announced the Department of Defense’s new Institute for Manufacturing Innovation on Integrated Photonics. $100 million has been allocated to fund a competition to develop “an end-to-end photonics ‘ecosystem’ in the U.S., including domestic foundry access, integrated design tools, automated packaging, assembly and test, and workforce development”. You can read […]
Dr. Vinod Menon, Professor of Physics at City College, has assumed the directorship of the CUNY Center for Advanced Technology (CAT). Dr. Menon joined CUNY as part of the Photonic Initiative in 2004 at Queens College. He moved to his current position at City College earlier this year. Prior to joining CUNY, he was at […]
Business conditions significantly improved for manufacturers in New York for the third consecutive month, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s analysis of the July 2014 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The general business index reached a four-year high with 41% survey respondents reporting that business conditions improved in the past month. The new […]
CUNY CAT Spring 2014 Newsletter <pdf> In this issue: Two CUNY Teams Win PowerBridgeNY Awards Steven Greenbaum Named Jefferson Science Fellow CUNY CAT Hosts CCNY Electrical Engineering Student Showcase CUNY CAT Program Overview Research and Development Funding Opportunities
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Guest speakers: Philip Coniglio and Alan Evans join April 25th Program- JOIN US!: http://goo.gl/KfSoHA
EE Student Showcase and Industry Collaborative Planning Day: April 25th 9:30-2:00pm. Industry Leaders discuss future opportunities at CUNY
Professor David Crouse, will lead the discussion at the next NSF Center for Metamaterials (CfM) spring conference. This year, for the first time, the CfM will be inviting non-members to participate in order to promote collaborative research and to expand its industry reach.
In this presentation, we will describe an optical power aggregation technique for visible light applications such as illumination, displays and signage. First, we will discuss several coherent and incoherent beam combining techniques and present their advantages and disadvantages. Then, we will focus on the scalable, pay as you grow fiber-optic based system that can be used in these high color saturation, high contrast applications.
A new report from the National Research Council identifies research priorities and grand challenges to fill gaps in optics and photonics, a field that has the potential to advance the economy of the United States and provide visionary directions for future technology applications. The report recommends that the federal government develop a “National Photonics Initiative” […]