NPI Webinar: An Update on AIM Photonics

WASHINGTON  – The Optical Society and National Photonics Initiative (NPI) is pleased to host a webinar on Tuesday, November 17 at 1:00 PM EST to update the photonics community on the goals, operating structure and progress to date of AIM Photonics, the country’s first photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI). The webinar will also highlight opportunities for community participation in ensuring the success of the institute.

WHAT: An update on the National Photonics Initiative
WHEN: Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 1:00 PM EST
WHERE: Webinar registration
SPEAKERS include:
  • Dr. Alan Willner, chair, NPI Steering Committee
  • Dr. Thomas L. Koch, chair, Technical Review Board, AIM Photonics
  • Dr. Tom Baer, past chair, NPI Steering Committee
AIM Photonics is the sixth IMI and the fourth to be led by the Department of Defense (DOD).  During the DOD selection process, the NPI coordinated responses from dozens of experts within the national photonics community. While the NPI did not endorse a specific proposal, it is strongly committed to supporting AIM Photonics through the platforms, programs and resources of its top scientific societies. On behalf of AIM Photonics, the NPI will serve as an interface with Capitol Hill and government agencies, and promote AIM Photonics through public outreach, educational and media initiatives. This webinar serves as the first of many communications from the NPI to the photonics community about the institute.

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