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David Sell, Ph.D.
Dr. David Sell is a physicist in the Engineered Optics group at Applied Materials developing modeling platforms for metasurfaces and augmented reality systems. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University researching advanced design methods for metasurfaces.
For many centuries, optical technologies have utilized the same principles and components to bend and manipulate light. Now, another strategy to control light—metasurface optics or flat optics—is moving out of academic labs and heading toward commercial viability.
We are at the beginning of a new technological era for the field of optics. To accelerate the commercialization of Flat Optics, a larger collaborative effort is needed to scale the technology and deliver its full benefits to a wide range of applications.