SPIE Guest Presenter - Andrew Brown Event as iCalendar

30 November 2016

2 - 3pm

Venue: 303-MLT3

Dr Andrew Brown is the Senior Director for Global Business Development at SPIE, the international Society for optics and photonics. Brown came to SPIE from Aculight Corporation, a laser development and manufacturing company near Seattle, WA, USA. At Aculight, he held positions as Principal Scientist, Marketing Manager, and Director of Business Development. During his tenure the company grew significantly, expanding in technical areas such as fiber lasers and in medical, commercial, and defense markets.  In 2008 the company was acquired by Lockheed Martin corporation.

Prior to Aculight, Andrew held leadership positions at Falcon Medical, a medical instrumentation start-up company, and STI Optronics a laser research and development company.  He earned his PhD in physics from St. Andrews University, MSc in optoelectronics and laser devices from Herriot-Watt University, and BSc in physics also from St Andrews University.

During his talk Andrew will provide a brief overview of his career path and the practices that served him best beginning with his PhD through to his current position at SPIE.  Andrew will also review the latest data from SPIE’s analysis of the photonics market showing that our industry is strong and offers exciting career opportunities.