Join us for:
- Catalyzing academic-government–industry integrated photonic related collaborations.
- Exploring ways to facilitate SME’s engagement with the integrated photonics supply chain in New England area.
- An exclusive planning session for the WPI/QCC AIM Photonics LEAP facility with education, industry, and government representatives.
- A better understanding of industry and government training, equipment, technology needs in integrated photonics.
WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) are developing an AIM Photonics Academy Lab for Education & Application Prototypes (LEAP) at WPI, a facility that will support the development of this emerging advanced manufacturing sector, partially funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the M2I2 program. The Central Massachusetts LEAP will help strengthen companies in the region by enabling their transition into the integrated photonics supply chain, expanding opportunities for research and development, creating additional workforce development and educational programs, and enabling new entrepreneurial activities. This LEAP facility will focus on design, characterization, testing, and workforce development.
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College to Create a Joint Integrated Photonics Laboratory
- Integrated Photonics
- Laser-Focused on Photonics Initiatives
- AIM Photonics
- AIM Photonics Academy, MIT
This event is in coordination with The Future of Manufacturing Symposium, hosted by MassMEP on October 4. To learn about this event, visit massmep.org/event/the-future-of-manufacturing-symposium.
The tentative program agenda below includes presentations from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and a reception from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Please note that the agenda is still being updated and new additions and changes will be posted periodically. So please check back!
|9:00 am||Welcome Remarks||
Winston Soboyejo, Provost, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Luis Pedraja, President, Quinsigamond Community College
|9:15 am||Academic & Corporate Engagement||Rachel I. LeBlanc, Assistant Vice President, Academic and Corporate Engagement, Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|9:30 am||Introduction - The WPI/QCC Vision||
Bogdan Vernescu, Vice Provost for Research, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kathy Rentsch, Assistant Vice President for Workforce Readiness and Innovation, Quinsigamond Community College
|9:50 am||AIM Photonics Overview||Michael Liehr, CEO, AIM Photonics|
|10:35 am||Future of Integrated Photonics||
Michael Watts, President and CEO, Analog Photonics
Sajan Saini, Education Director, AIM Photonics Academy
|11:30 am||Government Panel||
|12:30 pm||Lunch/Student Panel||
|1:40 pm||Industry Panel||
|2:40 pm||LEAP Facility Overview||Doug Petkie, Department Head and Professor of Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|2:50 pm||Breakout Sessions||
Education and workforce development
Facilities for testing and characterization
Application and Technology Development
|3:30 pm||The Path Forward||Breakout sessions summary and key forward looking actions.|
|5:00 pm||Event Concludes|
Advisory Committee Members:
|Paul Juodawlkis||MIT Lincoln Laboratory|
|Lionel Kimerling||MIT and AIM Academy|
|Michael Liehr||AIM Photonics|
Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
|Ira Moskowitz||Mass Tech Collaborative|
|Kathy Rentsch||Quinsigamond Community College|
|Douglas Petkie||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|Ellen Piccioli||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|Bogdan Vernescu||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|