Kress, Bernard C.

Dr. Bernard C. Kress

Principal Optical Architect
Microsoft Corp
Fellow Member



Area of Expertise: Wearable displays, Micro Optics, Wafer scale optics, Lithography, Holography, Diffractive optics
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Bernard has made over the past two decades significant scientific contributions as an engineer, researcher, associate professor, consultant, instructor, and author.
He has been instrumental in developing numerous optical sub-systems for consumer electronics and industrial products, generating IP, teaching and transferring technological solutions to industry. Application sectors include laser materials processing, optical anti-counterfeiting, biotech sensors, optical telecom devices, optical data storage, optical computing, optical motion sensors, digital image projection, displays, depth map sensors, and more recently head-up and head mounted displays (smart glasses, AR and VR).
His is specifically involved in the field of micro-optics, wafer scale optics, holography and nanophotonics.
Bernard has published numerous books and book chapters on micro-optics and has more than 30 patents granted worldwide. He is a short course instructor for the SPIE and was involved in numerous SPIE conferences as technical committee member and conference co-chair.
He is an SPIE fellow since 2013 as has been recently elected to the board of Directors of SPIE.
Bernard has joined Google [X] Labs. in 2011 as the Principal Optical Architect, and is now Partner Optical Architect at Microsoft Corp, on the Hololens project.
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