BA-SID Professional Person Spotlight

Russ Gruhlke

Russ is an optical systems principal engineer employed with Qualcomm. His current project is leading a team in the development of a novel means of eye tracking for virtual reality pancake lens systems. Past projects led at Qualcomm include the qualification of lens modules for the “always on” camera, a light guide based large optical touch system, a 3D optical user interface and the front light for the Mirasol Display. Russ has also worked for Agilent Technologies where he was responsible for the optical system design of a wide variety of products such as a 12 channel parallel optical interconnect system using VCSELs. Russ has earned a PhD in Optics from the University of Rochester, a MA in Physics and a MA in Mathematics both from the University of California at Davis.