The Lumenarium: The official blog of Lumetrics, Inc.

Women in Optics: Mary Banning Friedlander developed multi-layer low reflecting coatings

Posted March 03, 2016 by Kristin

Rochester, New York is not just the “birthplace” of the thriving optics industry as we know it today, it’s also where the inclusion of women in STEM fields got its start. In 1941, Mary Banning Friedlander (FKA Mary Margaret Banning), a Physics Ph. D. from Johns-Hopkins University began her short but wildly successful career in optics and went on to develop multi-layer low reflecting coatings.

filed under: institute of optics, mary banning friedlander, measure thin films, multi layer coatings, multi layer films, multi layer low reflecting coatings, multi layer thickness measurement, optical coatings, Rochester NY, University of Rochester

Sen. Gillibrand announces funding for New York's manufacturers - Fairport, NY - Fairport-E.Rochester Post

Posted February 16, 2011 by Kristin


filed under: High-Tech Rochester, manufacturing, Optics & Photonics News, Rochester NY, Senator Gillibrand, Technology Funding, University of Rochester

Concept of Miniature Fundus Camera Receives NIH Attention

Posted December 29, 2010 by Kristin

Obtaining clear photographic images of the retina is crucial in diagnosing and treating many vision threatening diseases. However, equipment used to obtain retinal images is large and primarily relegated to doctors’ offices. Rochester-based Lumetrics, Inc. plans to change this paradigm with help from collaborators at FEI, Eyeon Therapeutics and ASE Optics Inc. And the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is backing the effort.

filed under: Engineering, Flaum Eye Institute, Fundus Camera, Lumetrics, Medical Device, medical device inspection, NIH, Optics & Photonics News, University of Rochester