Foundation

Annual Donors

This listing indicates those who have contributed recently to foundation programs supporting students and early career professionals. All amounts are in USD.

$100,000+

Corning Inc.
Janet S. Fender and John L. Otten
Google LLC
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Intel Corporation
Meta
Elizabeth A. Rogan
Thorlabs Inc.
 

Hong Liu

"Google looks forward to seeing the talented recipients of the foundation’s new scholarships enter the workforce for a prosperous future."

Hong Liu
Google LLC

$50,000+

II-VI Corporation
Innolight Technologies USA Inc.
Marvell Semiconductor Inc.
NEOPhotonics Corp.
Adel Saleh
Source Photonics

$20,000+

Nitin Arora
Federico Capasso
General Atomics 
Infinera Corporation 
IPG Photonics Group 
Optica 
Alice Sinclair
SubOptic Limited
telecomegypt 
The Giving Back Fund
James Wyant

 

Federico Capasso

“I’m inspired by the potential of the next generation and what they will discover in optics and photonics.”

Federico Capasso
Harvard University

$10,000+

Gary Bjorklund
John Bruning
Robert Byer
Ciena Corporation 
Cisco Systems Inc. 
Edmund Optics Inc. 
Joseph Goodman
Joseph Ip
J.A. Woollam Co, Inc. 
Barbara Marks-Forman
Nokia Corporation
OFS Laboratories 
OMS Group SDN 
Optimax Systems, Inc. 
Resnik Family Fondation 
Alexander Sawchuk
Smecialists in Global Health 
Synopsys, Inc. 
Theodore Voss

 

Linda Smith

“There are unique programs like the Innovation School that stimulate a new era of entrepreneurs in our industry.”

Foundation Director-at-Large
Linda Smith
Ceres Technology Advisors

$5,000+

Girish Agarwal
Thomas Baer
George Bayz
Martin D. Dawson
Jason Eichenholz
Joseph Izatt
Florence Kaminow
Wendy Laurin
Eric Mazur
Peter Moulton
Omantel
OptoTest Corporation
Chad Stark
TIS Sparkle Israel Ltd.

 

$1,000+

3DEO, Inc.
Andres Albanese
Apple Inc.
Sean Bagshaw
Michael Bass
Magnus Bengtsson
Gisele Bennett
Robert Boyd
William Bridges
Thomas Brukilacchio
Simin Cai
Pierre Chavel
Charles Clark
James Coleman
Aline Dinkelaker
David Ederer
Turan Erdogan
Amy Eskilson
Yeshaiahu Fainman
Roger Farrow
David Feld
Fibertek Inc.
James Fienup
Eric Fossum
Fujittsu Network Communications, Inc.
Elsa Garmire
Ursula Gibson
David Hardwick
Urs Hoelzle
Robert Hufnagel
Francisco Imai
Jack Jewell
Valey Kamalov
Leonard Kaminow
Gerd Keiser
Paul Kelley
Prem Kumar
Jay Last
Lester Lee
Frederick Leonberger
Marc Levenson
Yufeng Li
Carlos Lopez-Mariscal
Claudio Mazzali
Duncan Moore
G. Michael Morris
Steven Moss
NMSWorks Software Ltd.
Adelbert Owyoung
Chandra Kumar Patel
Bahaa Saleh
Antonio Sanchez-Rubio
Robert Sander
Robert Sargent
Lynn Seppala
S. R. Seshadri
Robert Shannon
M. Cather Simpson
Eberhard Spiller
Ryan Strowger
Jim Tatum
Eldred Tubbs
Fred Van Milligen
Eric Van Stryland
Jeff Wilde
Ulrike Woggon
Shin-Tson Wu

Anonymous (2)

Joseph Izatt

“The foundation strengthens the pipeline between being a student and thriving in a career in optics and photonics.”

Joseph Izatt
Duke University

$500+

Petras Avizonis
Kadambari Beelwar
Shirshendu Bhattacharya
Andrea Blanco-Redondo
Becky Bosco
Philip Bucksbaum
Curtis Burrill
Lee Casperson
Daniel Christensen
Lloyd Davis
Hans de Veer
Michael Duncan
Adam Fleisher
Alexander Gaeta
David Giltner
Lucian Hand
Mary Hibbs-Brenner
Chad Husko
Patrick Iannone
James Kafka
Yuri Kivshar
Marvin Klein
Robert Knighton
William Kozlovsky
LaCroix Precision Optics
Cedric Lam
Eric Lim
Michal Lipson
Antigone Marino
Adam Mock
Paul Murphy
Jerry Nelson
Samuel Pellicori
Swetha Pinninti
Alessandro Restelli
Bruce Richman
Douglas Smith
Yakov Soskind
Edward Watson
Edward Whittaker
Diane Wong
Philip Wyatt
Eli Yablonovitch
Anonymous (2)

Antigone Marino

“I’m proud to support the foundation and its growing portfolio of programs that prepare scientists and engineers for jobs in the field.”

2016 Ambassador
Foundation Director-at-Large
Antigone Marino
Italian National Research Council

$25+

Matthew Abernathy
Neal Abraham
Alejandro Aceves
Anuradha Agarwal
Pierre Agostini
Arti Agrawal
Govind Agrawal
Nisar Ahmed
Richard Ahrenkiel
George Aitken
A. John Alcock
AmazonSmile
Leonard Joseph Andrews
Joseph Apfel
Mehdi Araghi
Gombojav Ariunbold
Lahsen Assoufid
David Attwood
Naoshi Baba
Maria Vanessa Balois-Oguchi
Saswatee Banerjee
Ken Barat
Emerson Barbano
Charles Barker
Robert Bartolini
Matthew Bashaw
Ted Batchman
Steven Battel
Gerald Baumgartner
Isinsu Baylam
John Francis Belsher
Paul Berman
John Berthold
Ioannis Besieris
Gary Betts
Lisa Bickford
Klaus Biedermann
Barton Billard
John Black
David Boertjes
Richard Boggy
Suzanne Bonenfant
Boston Electronics
Brian Boswell
Nada Boustany
Timothy Bowden
Gary Boyd
Gerald Brandt
LeAnn Brasure
Clark Bright
Farnsworth Bryant
Eric Buckland
Wolf Buechtemann
Jack Bufton
Dale Buralli
Brandon Buscaino
Luis Cabral
Brian Canfield
Thomas Carruthers
Robert Cartland
Alvaro Casas-Bedoya
Kenneth Castle
Frank Patrick Catena
Vittorio Cecconi
Tatevik Chalyan
Francis Chan
Robert Chapman
Ashish Chatterjee
Monish Chatterjee
Hou-Tong Chen
Lawrence Chen
An-Nien Cheng
Wan Cheung
Evan Chicklis
Russell Chipman
Amol Choudhary
Kenneth M Claiborne
Peter Clark
Joseph Closs
Kenneth Connor
Yves Conturie
Alejandro Cornejo-Rodriguez
Bruce Craig
Travis Crawford
R. Stephen Craxton
Katherine Creath
Benjamin Cromey
Brian Culshaw
Steven Cundiff
David Cunningham
Eric Cunningham
Dan Curticapean
Francesco Da Ros
Gislin Dagnelie
Christopher Dainty
P. Daniel Dapkus
Alan Bernard Dauger
Andrew Davidhazy
Richard De La Rue
Dolores Derrington
Abhijeet Dev
Andrea Di Donato
Frank Di Minno
William Donaldson
Judy Donnelly
Robert Donofrio
Terry Dorschner
Rostyslav Dubrovka
Martin Edelson
William Egbert
Carol Eicher
Hans Eichler
Sverre Eng
Nora Engel
R. Edward English
David Erbschloe
James Faller
Tso Yee Fan
Stephen Fantone
Steve Federman
Robert Fedosejevs
Camilla Ferrante
Frederic Ferrieu
Suzanne Ffolkes
Robert Field
Antonio Fimia Gil
Martin Flannery
James Fleming
Catalin Florea
Albert Franco
Sonny Franslay
Douglas Franzen
Gerald Fraser
Donald Frederick
Robert Fugate
Takehiro Fukushima
Federico Furch
Jason Gerdes
Robert Gibbons
Give Lively Foundation Inc.
Anderson S. Gomes
Lifu Gong
Howard Gordon
Franco Gori
Matthew Graham
Dana Granciu
Benjamin Greene
Oana Grigore
Nathaniel Groothoff
Ruediger Grunwald
Ulf Gustafsson
Dean Guyer
Richard Haglund
Jonathan Hardis
Richard Harms
David Hasenauer
Haroldo Hattori
Robert Haun
Tom Hausken
R. Hawkins
Kazuhiro Hayasaka
Jonathan Haylock
James Heaney
Donald Heath
Jeff Hecht
Bettina Heim
Warren Herman
Sandrine Herriot
Aura Higuera Rodriguez
Wendell Hill
Christoph Hitzenberger
Rodney Hodgson
Martin Hofer
Leo Hollberg
Richard Holmes
Gary Holtom
Jeffery Hovis
Timothy Howard
Ronald Humphreys
Wilbur Hurst
Gene Ice
Takehito Ichida
Norihiro Inoue
Hirosei Inuzuka
Erich Ippen
Oleksandr Isaienko
Yaseera Ismail
Geoffrey Iverson
Masayuki Izutsu
J. Roland Jacobsson
Klaus Jaeger
Ralph James
Jae Jang
JCD Publishing
Animesh Jha
Anthony Johnson
Spencer Jolly
Kevin Jones
Chaitanya Joshi
Paul Juodawlkis
Peter Kaiser
Hypolito Kalinowski
Arne Kalma
Luciana Kassab
Ichiro Katayama
Rajender Katkam
Martti Kauranen
Niamh Kavanagh
Satoshi Kawata
Geza Keller
Stephen Kendrick
Kerith Foundation
David Kessler
Kinetic River Corportation
Brian King
Kate Kirby
Motosuke Kiyohara
Keisuke Kojima
Kazimir Kolossovski
Richard Kornblith
Munson Kwok
Nicholas Lagakos
Marshall Lapp
Jan Laufer
Ho Wai Howard Lee
Tien Pei Lee
David Leep
James Leger
Gabriel Lengyel
Daan Lenstra
Marcia Lesky
Gerd Leuchs
Robert Levin
Guoqiang Li
Hongbo Li
Yajun Li
Charles Lin
Jeng-Feng Lin
Dean Liskow
Hua-Kuang Liu
Yunsheng Liu
Yuri Loiko
Raul Lozano
Sarah Lukes
Svetlana Lukishova
Mark Lutkowitz
John Macklin
Kalaga Madhav
Joseph Mait
Balazs Major
Ghaith Makey
Murty Mantravadi
Aristides Marcano Olaizola
Harry Mark
John Marsh
Thomas Marty
Vyacheslav Maslov
Robert Massof
Kenneth Matosian
Dennis Matthews
Lenore McMackin
Robert McMillan
Yobani Mejia-Barbosa
Carmen Menoni
Robert Menzies
Romeo Mercado
Larry Merkle
Moritz Merklein
Harold Metcalf
Gus Mevers
Sergey Mirov
Yoshinobu Mitsuhashi
W. E. Moerner
Michael Moloney
Brian Monacelli
Genaro Montanez
James Morehead
Theodore Moustakas
George Murray
Lynn Nelson
Brian Newnam
Steven Newton
Hiroshi Nishihara
Jun Nishikawa
Rachel Noek
Elizabeth Nolan
Takanori Nomura
Robert Nygaard
Yoshitomo Okawachi
Andris Ozols
Georgios Papastergiou
Taofiq Paraiso
Loukas Paraschis
Ted Parsons
Mariia Pashchenko
Nicolaie Pavel
Stephen Payne
William Pearce
Gad Peleg
Stewart Personick
William Peters
Alan Petersen
Gholam Peyman
Christoph Pfistner
William Philpot
Richard Picard
Francois Piche
Joseph Pinto
Alexandros Pitilakis
Todd Pittman
Stevan Plote
Penelope Marie Polak-Dingels
Charles Pond
Joyce Poon
Matthew Posner
Read Predmore
Michael Purcell
QED Techonlogies, Inc.
Gregory Quarles
Herbert Rabin
Rajesh Raghavan
Ruby Raheem
Aashia Rahman
Larry Rahn
M. Yasin Raja
Milind Rajadhyaksha
Jean-Pierre Raynauld
Richard Redington
Murray Reed
William Reed
Kimberly Reichel
Juergen Reif
Christian Reimer
Remigijus Rimkevicius
Charles Riva
Luis Rivera-Montalvo
Brian Robertson
John Robson
Brandon Rodenburg
Steve Rolt
Andrea Rosales-Garcia
Gary Ross
Michael Ross
Dietmar Rothe
Stephen Rowe
Chandra Roychoudhuri
Yisa Rumala
Philip Russell
Mikhail Ryabikin
Richard Sacks
Susumu Saito
Ildar Salakhutdinov
Danuta Sampson
Jose Javier Sánchez-Mondragón
Michelle Sander
Walter Schroeder
Peter Schultz
Peter Schulz
Geary Schwemmer
Katie Schwertz
Joel Seligson
Samuel Serna Otálvaro
Thomas Seward
Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw
Yongqiang Shi
Ric Shimshock
Keizo Shinomori
Randi Shumate
David Sliney
Richart Slusher
Arlee Smith
Arlene Smith
B Thomas Smith
Sylvia Smolorz
Charlie Snedaker
Judith Snow
Jin-Joo Song
Ronald Stearns
Michael Steinbock
Robert Steinman
James Stewart
Michael Stitelman
Roger Stolen
Carl Stubenrauch
Tadasi Sueta
Sripriya Sundararajan
Richard Sutherland
Anna Swan
C. Burke Swan
Alan Symmons
George Tabisz
John Taboada
Takunori Taira
James Targove
Berge Tatian
John Taylor
Richard Taylor
Frank Thiel
Gabrielle Thomas
David Thompson
John Timothy
Shin-itrou Toda
Mohammad Tollabi Mazraehno
Shoji Tominaga
Svetlen Tonchev
Fatima Toor
Govindarao Umesh
Patrick Vaccaro
C. van Trigt
Miles Vance
Anatoly Vasiliev
Sergey Vasilyev
Andrei Veniaminov
Andres Virro
Richard Vodhanel
Silvia Volker
Tuomo von Lerber
Gerald Vurek
Wenjie Wan
Laurence Watkins
Scott Webster
Piotr Wegrzyn
Christoph Wehrli
Andrew Weiner
Sharon Weiss
George Welch
Stanley Whitcomb
Jay Wiesenfeld
Janusz Wilczynski
Alan Willner
Edmond Wilson
Robert Wilson
Frank Wise
Benjamin Wright
Shiyi Xiao
Chongjin Xie
Iwao Yamazaki
Perry Yaney
Kiyoul Yang
Shuang Yin
Mengjie Yu
Bernard Yurke
Nickolay Zhadin
Fajian Zhang
Lynda Busse
Anonymous (54)

Donation level is determined by the sum of one-time or recurring contributions of US$25+ made by an individual or company between 1 January 2020 and 16 August 2021, and/or pledge agreements signed between 1 July 2018 and 16 August 2021. Standard pledges are paid in three-year terms, and donors are recognized for the pledge contribution at the total amount for three years. Donors with alternative pledge payment plans are listed for three years. Please contact foundation@optica.org with questions or corrections.