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2020 December OIDA Technology Showcase

01 - 03 December, 2020
In-person Event - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC -05:00)


Precision Optics and Components

Design for Manufacturability with the Zemax Product Suite

Improve team collaboration while reducing production costs & time to market by using the Zemax product suite. We will explore how using Zemax solutions together allows for more creativity & control in the design process, increases collaboration while reducing iterations, & enables a smooth transition from design to end product.



Lisa Clauson, Product Manager, Zemax

Lisa joined Zemax in 2018 as an optomechanical engineer before moving into the Product Manager position. Her eight years of experience in optomechanical design for motion picture applications at Panavision gave her experience that fuels her interest to create smoother workflows and more robust virtual prototyping solutions at Zemax. Lisa currently is the product manager for OpticsBuilder.Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in cinematic arts and sciences from Columbia College Chicago, a certificate in optical engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and a certificate in product management from the University of Washington.When Lisa’s not working, her background in cinema inspires her to explore and photograph the Pacific Northwest.


Akil Bhagat, Product Business Manager, Zemax

Akil joined Zemax in 2016 as an Optical Engineer and has since moved into product management with the goal to make OpticStudio the best optical design software it can possibly be. Akil previously developed a dual-projector autofocus system at RealD and helped design a second generation handheld 3D scanner at Occipital. Akil studied optical engineering at the University of Rochester and in his free time can be found watching sports, gaming, and spending time with friends.



Company Profile

Zemax, LLC is a software and services company for optical product design. Zemax software helps companies get to a qualified optical product design more quickly by streamlining the workflow and communication between optical and mechanical engineers. Zemax Virtual Prototyping includes OpticStudio®, OpticsBuilder, and OpticsViewer.

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