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Paul Gallagher is Head of Technical Marketing for Engineered Optics in the Office of the CTO at Applied Materials. He focuses on transitioning meta-optic solutions from the lab to commonly used products. Paul has more than 30 years of technical and business experience in image sensors, optics, camera systems and image processing, and he has been at the start of many now well-established image-based products and markets. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BE in engineering physics from Stevens Institute of Technology. Paul holds 13 patents and has written over 25 papers for journals and magazines.
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.