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Optoelectronics & Communications

Michael Liehr: Industry and university collaboration is key element in AIM Photonics

Based in New York State, the goal of this public-private partnership is to emulate the dramatic successes experienced by the electronics industry over the past 40 years and transition key approaches to the photonic integrated circuit industry.

3 November 2015, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201511.01

Michael Liehr is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), SUNY Poly Executive Vice President for Innovation and Technology and Vice President for Research. His experience spans semiconductor research, product and process development, manufacturing and foundry business P&L. Michael holds a Ph.D. in physics from RWTH Aachen.

AIM Photonics is an industry-driven public-private partnership that focuses the United States' premier capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to national security and positioned to provide a compelling return on investment to the U.S. economy.

At SUNY Poly he focuses on the creation of new business opportunities and manages integrated industry-university consortia and public-private partnerships. He is also responsible for the operation of the CNSE core strategic semiconductor and packaging partnership engagements, including the IBM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, SEMATECH, AMAT, TEL, and LAM partnerships.