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+

II-VI Incorporated
Milton and Rosalind Chang
Coherent Inc.
Corning Inc.
Facebook Inc.
Janet S. Fender and John L. Otten
Google LLC
Innolight Technology USA Inc.
Intel Corporation
NeoPhotonics Corp.
Elizabeth A. Rogan
Source Photonics
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+

Kerith Foundation
Marvell Semiconductor Inc.
G. Michael Morris

$20,000+

Thomas M. Baer
Federico Capasso
Cisco Systems Inc.
General Atomics
The Giving Back Fund
Infinera Corporation
IPG Photonics Corporation
Alice and Doug
Sinclair
SubOptic Limited
telecomegypt

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 C. Bjorklund
Ciena Corporation
Edmund Optics Inc.
Stephen D. Fantone
James R. Fienup
Joseph and Hon-Mai Goodman
Joseph Wai-Ting Ip
Eric Mazur
Nokia Corporation
OFS Laboratories
Resnik Family Foundation
Linda Smith
Specialist in Global Health
Synopsys Inc.
Theodore Voss
J.A. Woollam Co. Inc.
James C. Wyant

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+

John H. Bruning
Robert L. Byer
Martin D. Dawson
Jason Eichenholz
IBM Corp.
Erich P. Ippen
Florence Kaminow
Wendy A. Laurin
Barbara Marks
Peter F. Moulton
NMSWorks Software Pvt. Ltd.
Omantel
Optotest Corporation
 

$1,000+

3DEO Inc.
George Bayz
Gisele Bennett
William B. Bridges
Curtis Burrill
Connie J. Chang-Hasnain
Mark A. Chevillet
Charles W. Clark
James and Catrina Coleman
Peter J. de Groot
Hans de Veer
Aline Dinkelaker
Turan & Mary Erdogan
Yeshaiahu Fainman
David Albert Feld
Fibertek Inc.
Eric R. Fossum
Valentin P. Gapontsev
Elsa M. Garmire
Thomas K. Gaylord
Ursula J. Gibson
Joseph W. Goodman
Julio C. Gutierrez-Vega
David Hardwick
Urs Hoelzle
Robert Hufnagel
Francisco Imai
Joseph A. Izatt
Jack Lee Jewell
Leonard Kaminow
Gerd Keiser
Paul L. Kelley
Prem Kumar
Cedric F. Lam
Jay T. Last
Frederick J. Leonberger
Marc D. Levenson
Yufeng Li
Claudio Mazzali
Minnesota OSA Student Chapter
Duncan T. Moore
Steven C. Moss
Adelbert Owyoung
Hongwoo Park
C. Kumar N. Patel
Bahaa E.A. Saleh
Antonio Sanchez-Rubio
Robert Sander
Marc SeGall
Lynn G. Seppala
S.R. Seshadri
Robert Shannon
Eberhard Spiller
Chad Stark
Ryan Strowger
Eldred Tubbs
Eric Van Stryland
Philip J. Wyatt
Anonymous (1)

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+

Arti Agrawal
Petras V. Avizonis
Roel G.F. Baets
Sean Bagshaw
Kadambari Beelwar
Andrea Blanco-Redondo
Philip H. Bucksbaum
Lee W. Casperson
Pierre H. Chavel
Kin Seng Chiang
Christopher Dainty
Christophe Dorrer
Amy Eskilson
Adam J. Fleisher
Lucian Hand
David Michael Hasenauer
Mary Hibbs-Brenner
Chad Husko & Mary
Reid Ervin
James D. Kafka
William J. Kozlovsky
LaCroix Precision Optics
Kijoon Lee
Lester Lee
Xiaoqin Li
William K. Lo
Carlos Lopez-Mariscal
Duncan MacFarlane
Antigone Marino
Adam P. Mock
Brian Newnam
Samuel F. Pellicori
Swetha Pinninti
Alessandro Restelli
Arlene Smith
Jin Joo Song
Yakov Soskind
Anne Tropper
Ed and Cindy Watson
Jeff Wilde
Frank W. Wise
Ulrike K. Woggon
Diane M. Wong
Anonymous (6)

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
Mustafa Abushagur
Alejandro B. Aceves
Anuradha M. Agarwal
Ishwar D. Aggarwal
Nisar Ahmed
Richard K. Ahrenkiel Sr.
George Aitken
Robert R. Alfano
Hirotaka Amasuga
Leonard Andrews
Joseph H. Apfel
Apple Inc.
Mehdi Araghi
Jose Arce-Diego
Gombojav Ariunbold
Marco Francesco Arrigoni
Charles G. Askins
Lahsen Assoufid
David Attwood
Nicolae Avram
Brian Baird
Maria Vanessa Balois
Saswatee Banerjee
Ken L. Barat
Emerson Cristiano Barbano
Thiago Barbosa
Charles and Patricia Barker
Stephen Barnett
Robert Bartolini
Matthew C. Bashaw
Steven Battel
Gerald Baumgartner
Isinsu Baylam
Felipe Beltran-Mejia
Paul Berman
John Bernard
John Berthold
Julio Bertua
Yves Berube-Lauziere
Ioannis Besieris
Barton D. Billard
John E. Bjorkholm
John Black
Richard D. Boggy
Suzanne Bonenfant
Rebecca Andersen
Santasri Bose-Pillai
Boston Electronics Corp
Brian Boswell
Timothy N. Bowden
John E. Bowers
Gary Boyd
Lawrence W. Bradford
LeAnn Brasure
James B. Breckinridge
Gordon C. Brown
Eric L. Buckland
Wolf Buechtemann
Dale A. Buralli
Dennis U. Burge
Simin Cai
Sergio Calixto
Brian D. Canfield
Stefan Carp
Thomas D Carruthers
James Allen Carter III
Robert Cartland
Alvaro Casas-Bedoya
Frank Patrick Catena
Tatevik Chalyan
Francis Chan
Robert Chapman
Monish Ranjan Chatterjee
Ashish K. Chatterjee
John Chauvin
Rama Chellappa
Lawrence Chen
An-Nien Cheng
Wan Cheung
Jillian Chiacchio
Evan Chicklis
Russell A. Chipman
Amol Choudhary
Jennifer Choy
Euiheon Chung
Kenneth Claiborne
Joseph V. Closs
Kenneth Connor
Yves G. Conturie
Alejandro Cornejo-Rodriguez
Laurence John Cox
Bruce B. Craig
Travis Crawford
Stephen Craxton
Katherine Creath
Brian Culshaw
Steven Cundiff
Eric Cunningham
David G. Cunningham
Dan Silviu Curticapean
Francesco Da Ros
Gislin Dagnelie
Mark Dakss
P. Daniel Dapkus
Alan Bernard Dauger
Andrew Davidhazy
Annette Davis
C. Martijn de Sterke
John Degnan
Dolores Derrington
Michael Deschenes
Abhijeet Dev
Indranuj Dey
Andrea Di Donato
Frank Di Minno
Michael DiBattista
Fred Dickey
Damon Diehl
Yamac Dikmelik
Mihaela Dinu
William Donaldson
Judy Donnelly
Robert Donofrio
Nanthakumar Dorai-Raj
Terry A. Dorschner
Michael Downer
Elizabeth Deutsch Earle
Alan Eckbreth
Martin C. Edelson
David Ederer
David F. Edwards
William Egbert
Christine E. Ehmann
Carol Eicher
Stuart Elby
Sverre T. Eng
Nora Engel
R. Edward English Jr.
Steven Ernst
Michael Ettenberg
James E. Faller
Tso Yee Fan
Zhiyong Fan
Usamah Farrukh
Steve Federman
Frederic Ferrieu
Suzanne Ffolkes
Martin Flannery
Catalin Florea
Jess V. Ford
Albert Franco
Douglas Franzen
Gerald Fraser
Donald A. Frederick
Takehiro Fukushima
Federico Furch
Akio Furukawa
Alexander L. Gaeta
Wilson S. Geisler
Azriel Genack
Ying Melissa Geng
Jason Gerdes
Dave Gerstenberger
Ajoy K. Ghatak
Robert Gibbons
Jose Jorge Gil
Ekaterina Golovchenko
Lifu Gong
Howard Gordon
Franco Gori
Matt Graham
Dana Granciu
Benjamin Greene
Ruediger Grunwald
Neelam Gupta
T. Kenneth Gustafson
Roger A. Haas
Anagnostis Hadjifotiou
David J. Hagan
Jonathan E. Hardis
Richard Harms
Stephen E. Harris
James Harris
Angela Harrivel
Linda S. Hart
Tomoharu Hasegawa
Nobuyuki Hashimoto
Tom Hausken
R. Hawkins
Kazuhiro Hayassaka
Guy Hayes
James B. Heaney
Donald F. Heath
Jeff C. Hecht
Bettina Heim
Bettina Heise
Ori Henderson-Sapir
Bruce J. Herman
Warren Herman
Brooke Hester
Robert Andrew Hicks
Aura Higuera Rodriguez
Wendell Talbot Hill III
Christoph Hitzenberger
Martin Hofer
Craig Hoffman
Leo Hollberg
Richard B. Holmes
Gary Holtom
John Hoppe
Susan N. Houde-Walter
Jeffery Hovis
Timothy Howard
Wei-Feng Hsu
Ronald Albert Humphreys
Wilbur Hurst
Gene Emery Ice
Takehito Ichida
Faiz Ikramulla
Robert Ilic
Hirosei Inuzuka
Oleksandr Isaienko
Yaseera Ismail
Kazuyoshi Itoh
Geoffrey Iverson
Jürgen Jahns
Jae Jang
Graham Jenkin
Animesh Jha
Spencer W Jolly
Douglas Jones
Chaitanya Joshi
Brian Justus
Hypolito Jose Kalinowski
Arne H. Kalma
Ichiro Katayama
Rajender Katkam
Mikhail A. Kats
Niamh Kavanagh
Satoshi Kawata
David Blair Kay
David Kessler
Peter Adam Ketteridge
Boris Kharlamov
Kinetic River Corporation
Brian King
Motosuke Kiyohara
Marvin B. Klein
Grace and Robert Klonoski
Robert W. Knighton
Robert Knox
Keisuke Kojima
Kazimir Kolossovski
Yuichi Komachi
Richard Kornblith
Valeri Kovalev
Alfred Kruijshoop
William Krupke
Brian Kruschwitz
Elizabeth Kunkee
Munson A. Kwok
Nicholas Lagakos
Marshall Lapp
Sophie LaRochelle
Siu-Au Lee
Tien Pei Lee
Kotik Lee
Zhongping Lee
Ho Wai Howard Lee
Seong Ku Lee
Steven Leece
David Leep
Todd Lehr
Gabriel Lengyel
Marcia Lesky
Robert Levin
Guifang Li
Guoqiang Li
Hongbo Li
Tongcang Li
Eric Lim
Charles Lin
Jeng-Feng Lin
Shou-Tai Lin
Pei-Yi Lin
Dean Liskow
Jung-Ping Liu
Yuming Liu
Yung Sheng Liu
Yunsheng Liu
Yuri Loiko
Ming Kuan Lu
Sarah Lukes
Ming Luo
Eric J. Lynch
John Macklin
Ted Maddess
Kalaga Madhav
Peter D. Magill
Joseph N. Mait
Balazs Major
Aristides Marcano Olaizola
Jay Marchiando
Geoffrey W. Marcy
Harry H. Mark
John H. Marsh
Thomas Marty
Evgueni F. Martynovich
Vyacheslav Vasil’evich Maslov
Robert Massof
Dennis Matthews
Luke Mawst
Amaan Mazhar
Lenore McMackin
Robert McMillan
Gennady Medvedkin
Yobani Mejia-Barbosa
Carmen Menoni
Robert Menzies
Romeo I. Mercado
Larry D. Merkle
Moritz Merklein
Gus Mevers
Merrill E. Milham
Theodore Miller
Alex Milne
Sergey B. Mirov
Yoshinobu Mitsuhashi
W.E. Moerner
Graeme Moffat
Michael H. Moloney
Genaro Montanez
James Jordan Morehead
William Morey
Theodore Moustakas
Paul E. Murphy
George Murray
Syed H. Murshid
Jerry Nelson
Lynn Nelson
Geoffrey New
Hiroshi Nishihara
Jun Nishikawa
Rachel Noek
Elizabeth Nolan
Anthony Matthew Norcia
Wilfred G. Norris
Irina Novikova
Sara Núñez-Sánchez
Se Baek Oh
Yoshitomo Okawachi
Donald C. O’Shea
Bing Ouyang
Andris Ozols
Georgios Papastergiou
Scott Papp
Loukas Paraschis
Albert Parr
Ted Parsons
Mariia Pashchenko
Nicolaie Ion Pavel
Stephen Payne
John C. Pearl
Merle Persky
Stewart Personick
William N. Peters
Alan B. Petersen
Gholam Peyman
William Philpot
Richard Picard
Joseph Pinto
Mohammad Umar Piracha
Alexandros Pitilakis
Stevan Ervin Plote
Ching Eng Png
Alexandre Pohl
Penelope Marie Polak-Dingels
Charles Pond
Stephen Pratt
Michael Purcell
Rajesh S. Raghavan
Aashia Rahman
Larry A. Rahn

Yoshitomo Okawachi
“I am a beneficiary and supporter of the foundation. It has had a tremendous impact on my career and continues to support and develop the next generation of optics and photonics professionals.”

2018 Ambassador
Yoshitomo Okawachi
Columbia University

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.