The MRF technology was invented by William Kordonski and his team in Minsk, Belarus in the early 1990s and since then, it has taken an unlikely path to reach its place in optics shops all over the world. There were many key events and people along the way who were instrumental in making that happen. The Stephen Jacobs lecture is a wonderful venue for retracing this journey in light of the critical role Steve played in bringing the technology to Rochester and accelerating its path to commercial success.
Don Golini, SANICA Ventures
Don Golini is a successful entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience in the development, management and commercialization of new technologies. As president and founder of QED Technologies (www.qedmrf.com), Don licensed a university technology and developed products that succeeded in global markets. Don is the former chairman of the Rochester Angel Network, served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at High Tech of Rochester, taught entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester, and serves on various boards. He received his B.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester and M.S. in Electro-Optics from Tufts University.
Annual Stephen D. Jacobs Memorial Talk