Partners

OP-TEC Partners

OP-TEC is a national consortium of two-year colleges, high schools, universities, industry partners and professional and educational societies. These entities have joined forces to support OP‑TEC’s mission and each play a critical role in the center’s success.

Please view the list below of OP-TEC Partners. We invite you to click on the “Read More” links to access additional partnership information as well as contact information, partner website links and more.

If you would like to request more information about partnership opportunities with OP-TEC, please contact us!

Optics and Photonics College Network

Optics and Photonics College Network

The Optics and Photonics College Network (OPCN) is an association of faculty and administrators from two-year colleges currently providing education for optics and photonics technicians.
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Photonics Clusters

Photonics Clusters

OP-TEC’s works with regional and local photonics clusters across the nation.
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Partner Colleges

Partner Colleges

OP-TEC works with two Regional Photonics Centers and three Partner Colleges located across the nation that support the mission of the center.
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NSF/ATE Centers & Projects

NSF/ATE Centers & Projects

The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program supports efforts to improve the knowledge and skills of technicians who work in high technology fields that drive the nation’s economy.
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Photonics Alumni Council for Technicians

Photonics Alumni Council for Technicians

OP-TEC’s Photonics Alumni Council for Technicians (PACT) is an organization of distinguished graduates who have received education/training in lasers, electro-optics, optics and/or photonics applications from two and four-year technical colleges
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Professional Societies

Professional Societies

OP-TEC collaborates with multiple optics and photonics-related professional society partners throughout the nation.
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Educational Societies

Educational Societies

OP-TEC collaborates with multiple educational society partners throughout the nation.
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OP-TEC Management Team & Staff

OP-TEC Management Team & Staff

OP-TEC’s management team and staff support the center’s mission. Click on “Read More” to access OP-TEC’s management and staff directory.

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Midwest Photonics Education Center

Indian Hills Community College
626 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Mr. Greg Kepner
Director
Office: 641-683-5284
E-mail: greg.kepner@indianhills.edu
Website: http://www.midwestphotonics.org
Specialization: Photonics in Manufacturing

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Laser and Fiber Optics Regional Education Center

Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Dr. Chrys Panayiotou
Director
Office: 772-462-7621
E-mail: cpanayio@irsc.edu
Website: http://www.laser-tec.org
Specialization: Fiber Optics

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Texas State Technical College

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, Texas 76705
Mr. John O. Pedrotti
Department Chair, Lasers & Nanotechnology
Office: 254-867-3173
E-mail: john.pedrotti@tstc.edu
Website:http://www.tstc.edu/programs/LaserElectroOpticsTechnology
Specialization: Photonics in Opto-Electronics / Nano-Technology

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Irvine Valley College / Advanced Technology and Education Park (IVC / ATEP)

15445 Lansdowne Road
Tustin, California 92782
Brian Monacelli
Office: 949-282-2706
E-mail: IVCphotonics@IVC.edu
Website: http://academics.ivc.edu/physci/photonics
Specialization: Photonics in Education/Training for Employed Technicians

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Camden County College

200 College Drive
Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
Dr. Fred Seeber
Professor Emeritus, Physics and Photonics
Office: 856-227-7200 (ext. 4475)
E-mail: fseeber@camdencc.edu
Website:http://www.camdencc.edu/academics/departments/photonics-laser-electro-optic-tech/

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New York Photonics

Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster
Thomas Battley, Executive Director
1565 Jefferson Rd, #420
Rochester, New York 14623
Phone: 585-329-4029
E-mail: tbattley@newyorkphotonics.org
Website – New York Photonics: www.newyorkphotonics.org

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New Mexico Optics Industry Association

Jim McNalley, Chairman
851 University Blvd., SE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Phone: 505-767-1200
E-mail: info@nmoia.org
Website: www.nmoptics.com

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Florida Photonics Cluster

Florida Photonics Cluster
James E. Pearson, Executive Director
12424 Research Parkway, Ste. 100
Orlando, Florida 32826
E-mail: jpearson@creol.ucf.edu
Website: www.floridaphotonicscluster.org

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Colorado Photonics Industry Association

Garry Gorsuch, Director
5733 Central Ave.
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Phone: 303-834-1022
E-mail: exec@coloradophotonics.org
Website: www.coloradophotonics.org

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Carolinas Photonics Consortium

Jeff Conley, Director
1754 Woodruff Rd., Ste. 101
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Phone: 864-325-4700
E-mail: jcon@charter.net
Website: www.carolinasphotonics.com

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Arizona Optics Industry Association

Bob Breault
P.O. Box 30205
Tucson, Arizona 85751
E-mail: bbreault@breault.com
Website: www.aoia.org

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Indian Hills Community College

626 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Mr. Greg Kepner
Department Chair, Industrial Technology
Office: 641-683-5284
E-mail: gkepner@indianhills.edu
Website: http://www.indianhills.edu/courses/tech/laser.html
Specialization: Photonics in Manufacturing

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