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 October 23, 2017

Professor Julie Bentley Co-Chairs SPIE Optifab 2017

Julie BentleyJulie Bentley, associate professor of optics, was co-chair of Optifab 2017, North America’s largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibition, with 2,000 attendees and 186 exhibiting companies. The conference was held in Rochester October 16-19.

Bentley also chaired a plenary session.

The conference is organized by SPIE and APOMA (the American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association). Bentley has been active in SPIE for many years, and was named a Fellow in 2012 for developing new courses in lens design with real-world student projects from the undergraduate through the graduate level.

Jennifer D.T. Kruschwitz, assistant professor of optics, chaired the conference’s session on coating and cleaning.