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Georg Nadorff

  • Adjunct Instructor


Short Biography

Georg’s passion for lens design, optical system analysis, and metrology is reflected in his more than thirty-five-year career in technical optics. His extensive practical and theoretical expertise spans the spectrum from precision lens design, to photonics, to high volume manufacture of consumer opto-electronics. Georg has been an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester teaching Lens Design since 2019. He received his degrees in optical engineering from the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics in 1985 and 1987.

Georg is a Senior Lens Designer at Moondog Optics, Inc. where he provides design and consulting services for customers in the mobile devices, cinematography, virtual reality, and bio-tech spaces. Prior to Moondog, Georg was Principal Optical Engineer at Melles Griot/CVI Laser/IDEX Corporation. There he was responsible for all aspects of optical engineering, supporting product development of custom OEM diffraction-limited optical assemblies and electro-optical modules for Semiconductor, Bio-medical/life sciences, and Machine Vision markets. From 1990 to 2001 Georg held positions at Rochester Photonics Corporation, Bausch & Lomb, and Leica, where he worked in such diverse fields as developing diffractive optical elements, diamond turned optics, visual systems and eyewear, and the early stages of autonomous vehicles with automotive laser rangefinders for intelligent cruise control systems. Georg started his career at Gradient Lens Corporation as an optical designer.