International Day of Light 2023
ZEISS Innovation Center
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This was our third year celebrating International Day of Light! Experts from ZEISS Medical Technology presented a series of talks on the intersection between the spectrum of light and optical technologies.
International Day of Light 2023
Julian Bolter, M.Sc.
Senior Concept Engineer, Advanced Technology & Concepts for Ophthalmic Devices, ZEISS Medical Technology, USA
Julian Bolter earned his Bachelor’s & Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information technology from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, with a primary area of research in simulation of OLED emission and chromatic aberrations in IOLs. He joined ZEISS Vision Care in 2018 working on the centration device VISUFIT 1000 and the frame platform enabling Virtual Try-on of spectacles to ZEISS customers. In 2022 Julian joined the Chronic Disease Management Advanced Technology and Concepts team in Dublin, California as Senior Concept Engineer focusing on concepts in perimetry.
Staff Systems Design Engineer, R&D at ZEISS Medical Technology, USA
With more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, Daniel Mattsson-Boze is currently a Staff Systems Design Engineer at Carl Zeiss Meditec. Daniel’s career includes leadership roles in R&D, engineering, product development and operations, including significant experience in opto-mechanical engineering. Daniel is presently leading the development & commercialization of the spectral domain OCT instruments marketed by Zeiss. He is also engaged in the co-review of ANSI and ISO optical hazard standards for various sub-committees and their implementation relative to various Zeiss products. A California resident for over 30 years, Mr. Mattsson-Boze currently lives in Sacramento and has traveled to work with international suppliers and customers in both Europe and Asia. Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in physics from UCSB.
Dr. Zahra Nafar, Staff Concept Engineer and Technical Lead, ZEISS Medical Technology, USA
Zahra Nafar was born in Iran, Tehran, where she received her B.S. degree in bioelectrical engineering. After working for an ophthalmic instrument company, she decided to continue her graduate education and obtained her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with a focus on biomedical optics, ophthalmic imaging and vision science. She is now the Staff Concept Engineer for Ophthalmic Diagnostics Technology & Solutions Supervisory, at ZEISS Medical Technology in the US.
Visual Perception and diseases – Eye can see the light
Dr. Patricia Sha, Head of Clinical Research, ZEISS Medical Technology, USA
Patricia Sha, O.D. earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, where she was a part of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. After graduation, Patty practiced private eye care for 8 years in the Bay Area, CA and also became part of the Clinical and Algorithms team Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. She currently serves as Head of the Clinical Research team and performs numerous collaborations with key opinion leaders of the ophthalmic community with a special interest in OCT technology.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Tilman Schmoll, PhD, Principal Scientist, ZEISS Lab at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Tilman Schmoll obtained his PhD from the Medical University of Vienna, where he developed novel functional extensions of OCT for biomedical applications. He then joined Dublin’s Advanced Development Group, where he worked on innovative OCT systems and software. In 2018, he returned to the Medical University of Vienna and established the ZEISS Lab, a collaborative research lab that aims to advance the state-of-the-art in OCT technology and its clinical use.
Katharina Foote, PhD, Senior Scientist, Advanced Technology & Concepts, ZEISS Medical Technology, USA
Katharina Foote earned her Doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley in Vision Science with a focus on applied multi-modal retinal imaging techniques for patients with inherited retinal degenerations. She currently serves on the Advanced Technology & Concepts team at Carl Zeiss Meditec, where she leads the fundus imaging concept team.
Perimetry – Using Light to assess Visual Function
Dr. Gwen Musial, Senior Scientist, ZEISS Medical Technology, USA
Gwen Musial received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston with a primary area of research in advanced imaging with applications to glaucoma. Prior to joining ZEISS, she was the Primary Investigator at the Cologne Experimental Eye Imaging Center at the University of Cologne.
AI and Light: How Artificial Intelligence improves optical solutions
Dr. Dirk Seidel, Senior Scientist, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Dirk Seidel received his PhD in quantum optics at the Göttingen University in Germany, and later completed his PostDoc in Quantum and Atom Optics in Bilbao, Spain. Dirk is a proud Zeissian since 2006. He initially joined ZEISS as a Senior System Engineer for the Semiconductor Mask Solutions strategic business unit in Jena, Germany, where he worked for the development of photomask metrology solutions and lithography simulations. Since 2018, he started working as a Research Scientist for Carl Zeiss AG in optical simulations and virtual prototyping, model-based metrology and learning-based simulations. Dirk has 14 publications and 30 patents for ZEISS.
High Myopia Control Lenses. Visual Optics, Myopia, Refractive Errors
Dr. Arne Ohlendorf, Staff Scientist, ZEISS VisionCare, Germany
In 2003, Arne Ohlendorf concluded his three-year training as an ophthalmic optician. In 2007, Arne completed his course of study in “Optometry and Vision Science” at the University of Applied Sciences in Jena, Germany, and in 2011 he got his PhD from the University Tübingen. After getting his PhD, Arne joined ZEISS Vision Care in Aalen, Germany, in the Technology and Innovation field. In 2013, he was part of the ZEISS Vision Science Lab, an “Industry on Campus Professorship” workgroup at the University of Tübingen. Since 2018, he is working as a Staff Scientist at ZEISS Vision Care.
Philippe Maury, Head of the Therapeutic LaserProduct Management Team, ZEISS Medical Technology, France
Philippe Maury joined ZEISS as Senior Market Development Manager in 2020 and was then appointed as Head of Product Management Therapeutic Lasers. Before joining ZEISS, Philippe was General Manager of Ellex EMEA since 2011. He previously served as EMEA sales manager and marketing manager at Ellex with a specific focus on the introduction of new laser therapies and more recently 2RT (AMD). From 2000 to 2006, Philippe was project manager at Quantel Medical and was in charge of the ultrasound imaging and therapeutic lasers product lines. Philippe Maury studied physics and business administration at Saint Jérôme University and ESC Marseille.
Refractive Surgery – Improving vision through laser vision correction
Dr. Devon Kennedy, Sr. Manager Refractive OD Co-Management, ZEISS Medical Technology, USA
Devon Kennedy received her Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry with a primary area of interest in anterior segment disease and surgical co-management. Prior to joining ZEISS, she practiced in a high-volume premium refractive and cataract surgery center while serving as adjunct clinical faculty for multiple optometry schools. She is the US Lead for Optometric Market Development in Refractive Surgery Co-Management.
International Day of Light 2023
Tue, 16 May 2023
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT