Spring 2022 Bi-Annual IA Meeting

March 30-April 2

The Institute of Optics cordially invites its Industrial Associates member companies to join the faculty and students of the Institute for its Spring 2022 Industrial Associates Meeting. The symposium events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Interviews will be at the discretion of IA companies.

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Wednesday, March 30—Hyatt Regency Rochester
5:30 ‐ 7 p.m. ET

Ceremony and Reception to Celebrate Installation of Susana Marcos as the David R. Williams Director of the Center for Visual Science and Nicholas George Professor

Join University of Rochester President Sarah Mangelsdorf for the formal installation of Susana Marcos as the David R. Williams Director of the Center for Visual Science and Nicholas George Professor at the University of Rochester. The ceremony will be followed by a reception. Proof of vaccination or current University of Rochester ID is required to attend.

Susana Marcos, an internationally recognized expert in the optics of the eye and the interactions of light with the retina, began her appointment at the University of Rochester in July 2021. She holds a “Viculated Doctorship” at the Institute of Optics, where she supervises a multidisciplinary, international team of more than 25 members. Her research programs at the University of Rochester address emerging technologies for myopia, presbyopia, and cataract corrections.

Thursday, March 31—Hyatt Regency Rochester
8 a.m. ‐ 8 p.m. ET

  • Guest speaker seminars
  • Master’s Student Showcase
  • PhD research presentations
  • Graduate research talks
  • Lunch and poster session
  • Women in Optics event
  • IA Company Showcase
  • Reception and dinner

Friday, April 1—The Institute of Optics
8 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m. ET

  • Student/Company Interviews
  • Lunch

Saturday, April 2—The Institute of Optics
8 a.m. ‐ noon ET

  • Second day of student/company interviews for select and strategic members

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IA Symposium agenda (pdf)

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Program Guide

IA Symposium program guide (pdf)

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March 30-31: Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E Main St, Rochester, NY
April 1-2: The Institute of Optics, 475 Intercampus Dr, Rochester, NY


Interviews will be held at The Institute of Optics. We will provide you with an office. A signup genius link and code will be sent to members who register for interviews. Please send these links and codes to students you wish to interview.


Company connection showcase materials can be sent to:

Attn: Ms. Erin Breen
c/o Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604 

Logo Request

Please email your logo in a picture file to Tal Haring at tal.haring@rochester.edu to be included in the program booklet.

Covid-19 Update

The University announced last week that masking is strongly encouraged, but no longer required. All University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff have been double vaccinated since the beginning of the fall semester.

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