OSC Colloquium: Dr. Bernard Kress

    Date: 
    Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location: 
    Meinel 307
    Address: 

    1630 E. University Blvd.

    3rd Floor Lobby area

    Registration: 

    Open to campus and public.

    Description: 

    Speaker: Dr. Bernard Kress 

    Topic: Optical challenges paving the road towards the ultimate Mixed Reality experience

    Host: Hong Hua

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    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Bernard has made over the past two decades significant scientific contributions as an engineer, researcher, associate professor, instructor, and author.

    He has been instrumental in developing numerous optical sub-systems for consumer electronics and industrial products, generating IP, teaching and transferring technological solutions to industry. Application sectors include laser materials processing, optical anti-counterfeiting, biotech sensors, optical telecom devices, optical data storage, optical computing, optical motion sensors, digital image projection, displays, depth map sensors, and more recently head-up and head mounted displays (smart glasses, AR, VR and MR).

    His is specifically involved in the field of micro-optics, wafer scale optics, holography and nanophotonics.

    Bernard has published numerous books and book chapters on micro-optics and has more than 30 patents granted worldwide. He is a short course instructor for the SPIE and was involved in numerous SPIE conferences as technical committee member and conference co-chair.

    He is an SPIE fellow since 2013 as has been recently elected to the board of Directors of SPIE.

    Bernard has joined Google [X] Labs. in 2010 as the Principal Optical Architect on the Google Glass project, and is since 2015 the Partner Optical Architect at Microsoft Corp, on the HoloLens MR project.

    Schedule: 

    Refreshments 3:30pm

    Lecture @ 3:45pm - 5pm