Date(s) - 04/24/2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Luna Restaurant, Rochester NY
Topic: Global Optics and Photonics Market and Trends
Dr. Gregory Quarles was hired as the Chief Scientific Officer for The Optical Society in November of 2015. He is an experienced Chief Executive Officer, Board Member and renowned physicist with 25 years of experience driving cutting-edge laser, optics and photonics technology development and operations within advanced industrial companies. Greg is a globally recognized leader for his strategic partnerships with the Department of Defense, the U.S. Congress, and his innovative work in the progression of global materials research, specifically developing new laser devices for medical, military and industrial applications. He has also spent the past five years interacting with global leaders in the optics, photonics, and academic communities discussing policy opportunities. Greg has been awarded five patents related to his research in solid-state lasers, has two pending, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed and conference publications.
Greg was a founder, and was previously the COO and Managing Partner of EdgeLight Incorporated, a start-up enterprise pioneering wearable light therapy in Tucson, AZ. He has also managed his own consulting firm, as President and CEO of Opto-Electronics Management Network, since 2013, specializing in the lasers and materials industry, with primary focus on the defense, aerospace, and the nanomaterials sectors. Prior to starting this consulting business, Greg served as the CEO at B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., a pioneering company in the development and manufacturing of opto-electronic technology and related products used in defense and law enforcement applications. His previous experience includes serving on 8 Corporate and not-for-profit Boards, including the OSA Board of Directors, working at II-VI Incorporated for 18 years, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for 5 years. Dr. Quarles is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and holds a Ph.D. and MS in Physics, and a dual BS in Math and Physics and was inducted into the Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2016. He has served as Assistant Editor for Optical Engineering and IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics and is a Fellow of both the OSA and SPIE.