2022-2023 Optica RS Speaker Series: Christopher Striemer, AIM Photonics

  • April 18, 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Laboratory for Laser Energetics - Coliseum Room 250 East River Road, Rochester, NY, 14623


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An overview of the AIM Photonics Test, Assembly, and Packaging (TAP) Facility – Accessible integrated optical and electronic packaging for innovators

Christopher Striemer, AIM Photonics


The Rochester, NY based arm of the AIM Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Institute is the TAP facility located on Lake Avenue in the Eastman Business Park.  Silicon microelectronic packaging has largely developed around the needs of the electronics industry and the TAP facility was constructed to leverage this existing know-how and infrastructure to build out a core electronics packaging capability, combined with new specialized photonics tools to enable optical fiber attachment to photonic integrated circuits.  TAP also houses a state of the art metrology facility with extensive microscopy, spectroscopy, ellipsometry, and dc/rf/optical test equipment.  This talk will provide a brief introduction to AIM Photonics and microelectronic packaging, followed by an overview of TAP’s capabilities, typical packaging builds, and how customers and collaborators can leverage these resources.

About the speaker

Dr. Christopher Striemer is the Business Development and Facility Manager at the AIM Photonics Test, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) Facility in Rochester, NY.  At TAP, Chris manages customer interactions and project development, leads strategic planning for facility upgrades and partnerships, and oversees staff across packaging technology and facilities groups.  A founder and past Vice President for Adarza Biosystems and SiMPore Inc, Chris has over 15 years of small business experience in technology development and scale up of silicon chip-based devices. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2004 with a thesis project that developed several scalable uses for silicon nanostructures in biotechnology and alternative energy fields. Chris has co-authored over 10 patent applications, has 30 peer-reviewed publications, has been the Principle Investigator on Phase I and II SBIR projects with total funding over $2.5M, and has been invited to present his scientific work on optical biosensing and nanostructured materials at conferences in the U.S. and Europe.

LLE COVID policy

Surgical, N-95 or KN-95 Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals in LLE facilities.  Disinfectant wipes will be available for attendee use.

Pre-talk dinner 

A pre-talk dinner will be held at the King and I Thailand Cuisine at 5:15 pm on 4/18 located at 1455 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623. If you would like to attend, please contact the house committee by email to make reservations. Email: house@opticarochester.org

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