Chapter Officers

Russ Grulkhe

Russ Grulkhe  –  BA-SID Acting Chairperson

Russ began his optics career by completing the Ph.D in optics at the University of Rochester.  My doctoral studies in plasmonic physics gave me optical microstructure fabrication experience. His first jobs in industry concentrated on the design and fabrication of optical microstructured surfaces for applications in aerospace stealth technology and diffractive optics for CO2 industrial lasers.  A turning point in his career occurred when he learned non-sequential optical ray-tracing during a consulting job.  This skill opened the doors for successive positions in optical systems simulation and design.  These positions have culminated with developing the design infrastructure for and then leading a team in front light development.  Currently, he leading a team in the development of optical gesture technology at Qualcomm.

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Bryan Chan

Bryan Chan – BA-SID Vice Chair

Bryan Chan leads the Product Management and Marketing team at E Ink developing products that have shipped over 100 million units globally. With extensive experience in strategic marketing and business development, Bryan has successfully brought
emerging technology to multiple markets with rapid growth in volume and revenue. Bryan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and has over 30 issued patents.

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