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Innovation and Alignment with Ashley Chung, SBIR Advisors

Innovation and Alignment with Ashley Chung, SBIR Advisors

Ashley Chung, a distinguished professional in the field of defense contracting, has played a pivotal role at SBIR Advisors, a firm dedicated to assisting tech startups in securing Defense contracts. Under her guidance, Circle Optics has successfully secured over $5...

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Voices of Innovation

Voices of Innovation

Our team at Circle Optics, Inc. continues to push the boundaries of optical technology. Not only are we capturing images but also shaping the future of imaging. As we continue our journey, our focus remains on harnessing technology to provide a clearer, more...

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Optical Systems Technology at MCC with Mike Pomerantz

Optical Systems Technology at MCC with Mike Pomerantz

One of the reasons Circle Optics is based in Rochester, New York is the optics ecosystem. We have immediate access to experts and students. Since 1963, Monroe Community College (MCC) has been instrumental in nurturing skilled optical technicians. The college's...

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Meet Advisor Dorrance Lamb

Meet Advisor Dorrance Lamb

Dorrance Lamb provides business consulting services including business strategy, management support and financial management to early-stage manufacturing and technology companies.  He previously served as CFO of Performance Technologies and has taken three...

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Community Round Town Hall Meeting June 2023  

Community Round Town Hall Meeting June 2023  

Earlier this month we hosted our very first Community Round Town Hall and believe the information shared would be valuable to our community at large.   Fundamentally what we solve at Circle Optics is the stitching problem. Traditional panoramic cameras have...

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Intern Spotlight: Benjamin Margulies

Intern Spotlight: Benjamin Margulies

Benjamin Margulies’ journey from Knoxville, Tennessee, to the University of Rochester and his internship at Circle Optics exemplifies the power of pursuing one's passions. With a strong foundation in optics and a love for the great outdoors, Margulies brings a unique...

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A Masterclass in the User Experience  – The Autism Nature Trail 

A Masterclass in the User Experience  – The Autism Nature Trail 

Jennifer Sertl and Loren Penman, Co-Chair, Autism Nature Trail (The ANT) at Letchworth State Park discuss the history of The ANT and the design principles that went into creating the mile-long trail. The level of expertise that went into creating the eight stations along the loop is a masterclass in the user-experience. Reminding all of us in innovation to ensure that we design our services and products with the end user all along the way.

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Strategic Growth &  Funding With Ian Gauger

Strategic Growth & Funding With Ian Gauger

Ian Gauger is a graduate of both the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Before joining Circle Optics, he worked in the field of architecture. In 2019, he joined Circle Optics as the first employee and established all company operations,...

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DR. WAYNE KNOX: RESEARCH, INNOVATION & INSPIRATION

DR. WAYNE KNOX: RESEARCH, INNOVATION & INSPIRATION

Our Founder Zak Niazi was an optics student at the University of Rochester and was fortunate to have Dr. Wayne Knox as his Optics 101 Professor. Dr. Wayne Knox has over 50 patents in the United States and 150 globally in the areas of technology, telecommunications and...

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Knowing the Forest and the Trees – Employee Spotlight Andrew Kurtz Circle Optics Chief Research Officer 

Knowing the Forest and the Trees – Employee Spotlight Andrew Kurtz Circle Optics Chief Research Officer 

We at Circle Optics are an eclectic group of interesting people who are deeply curious and want to make a difference through immersive experience. Meet Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Kurtz. Andrew was employee number three coming to Circle Optics with already over 110 patents from his work as Principal Scientist and Director of R & D at IMAX, after working for many years as a Scientist in the Kodak R&D Labs.

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