Dr. James C. Wyant2010 OSA President, University of Arizona
James C. Wyant is the dean of the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He received a BS in physics from Case Western Reserve University and an MS and PhD in optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.
Wyant is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of OSA, SPIE, and the Optical Society of India. He was the 1986 President of SPIE and has held many leadership positions in OSA. He has been an elected member of the OSA Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee, the Publications Long-Term Planning Group (chair), Fraunhofer Committee (chair), Adolph Lomb Committee, Education Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, Ives Medal Committee, Investment Subcommittee, Fellows and Honorary Members Committee, and CLEO Optical Metrology Committee.
He has been involved in many journal activities, including the editorial advisory panel of Optics Letters, the associate editor of the Journal of the Optical Society of America (JOSA), associate editor of Applied Optics, topical editor of JOSA, topical editor of Applied Optics, topical editor of Optics Letters, editor of the Optical Technology Division of Applied Optics, associate editor of Optics Express, and editor-in-chief of Applied Optics.
He has received several awards for his technical work, including the OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award; SPIE Gold Medal; SPIE Technology Achievement Award; R&D 100 Award five times; and Photonics Circle of Excellence awards for optical products five times. He received the University of Rochester College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award and a Doctorado Honoris Causa from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica in Puebla, Mexico.
Wyant has also been involved in several entrepreneurial activities. He was a co-founder of the WYKO Corporation and 4D Technology and the president of WYKO from 1984 to 1997, when the company was sold to Veeco Instruments. He has served on several boards of directors, including WYKO (chair) from 1984 to 1997, ILX Lightwave from 1988 to the present, Veeco Instruments from 1997 to 1999, Optics 1 from 1999 to 2008, and 4D Technology (chairman) from 2002 to the present.
For his entrepreneurial activities, Wyant has received several awards, including the University of Arizona College of Business and Public Administration Entrepreneurial Fellow; Arizona’s “Innovator of the Year” Product Award; the Tom Brown Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award; and the University of Arizona Technology Innovation Award.
Wyant is the author of more than 300 written publications and invited talks on interferometry, holography and optical testing. He has been the major advisor of 31 graduated PhD students and 25 MS students.
Dr. Torben JacobsenIbsen Photonics
Ibsen Photonics A/S:
About Ibsen Photonics
Ibsen Photonics is a global leader in holographic, transmission
gratings and spectrometer modules for a wide range of telecom, sensing and laser markets.
Ibsen Photonics is a privately held company with headquarter in Farum, Denmark. For more information please visit www.ibsenphotonics.com.
• Management of high tech companies
• Commercial results of technical products
• Technical knowledge regarding optics, electronics, acoustics
• Sales & marketing
Areas of Key Interest:
• Combination of technology and business, especially for start-ups
DATE TITLE COMPANY
Current: 2001 - CEO & President Ibsen Photonics, DK
Previous: 2000 - 2001 Managing director ADC Denmark, DK
1997 - 2000 Managing director Ibsen Micro Structures, DK
1993 - 1997 Division manager Dantec Dynamics, DK
1991 – 1993 Sales & Application Bruel & Kjaer, USA
1983 – 1981 International market manager Brüel & Kjær, DK
• 1982 HD Organization & Strategy, Copenhagen Business University
• 1979 PhD from DTU in Acoustics
• 1975 M Science (Civilingeniør), electronic DTU (Technical University of Denmark)
Board of Director positions:
Ferroperm Optics A/S, Nanofiber A/S, Stensborg A/S (Chairman),
Companies in relation to Ibsen Photonics. Advisory board DTU Fotonik.
Olicom A/S, Hymite A/S (Chairman), InnFond (Venture company)
Born: 15 May 1946
Civil status: Married with Nina Hesse. One adult daughter, who is medical doctor.
Languages: Danish, English
Interests: Running, golf, wine, skiing besides our second home in France.
Address: Private: Gedevasevej 43, 3520 Farum
Work: Ibsen Photonics A/S, Ryttermarken 15 – 21, 3520 Farum
Telephone: Work: +4544347002 Cell: +4540525491 Home: +4544953351