About Us > Faculty & Staff > Executive Staff > Paul Tolley
CNSE Vice President for Disruptive Technologies; Executive Director of the CNSE Smart Systems Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence
- Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University (1990)
- Associate of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mitchell College (1987)
- President & CEO, Infotonics Technology Center (ITC MEMS) - the New York State Center of Excellence in Microsystems and Photonics, Canandaigua, NY (2008-2010)
- Vice President & Managing Partner, Syntec Optics, Rochester, NY (1999-2008)
- Engineering Manager & Senior Program Director, OCLI/Opkor, Inc., Rochester, NY and Santa Rosa, CA (1995-1999)
Patents & Awards:
- Frost & Sullivan Award, Growth Excellence and Innovation Award Polymer Optics (2008)
- U.S. Patent 7,413,689 B2 for Diamond turning advancement on Polyetherimide materials for low surface roughness. (2007)
- Member, U.S. Senate Manufacturers Caucus, invited by Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton D-NY and Lindsey Graham R-SC. (2005)
- Raytheon Top 5 Supplier and Accelerator Award winner (2003)
- Universal Instruments Excellence Award Top Supplier (2000)
- Kodak Recognized Suppliers (2000 - 2004)
Organizations and Clearances:
- U.S. Department of Defense clearance status
- Member, SPIE (formerly The International Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers)
- Member, SPIE Homeland Security Technical Advisory Board
- Member, American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association
- Board Member, Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC)
- Contributing Editor, Handbook for Plastic Optics, December, 2009.
- HRDT: High Refractive Diamond Turning, SPIE, August 2006.
- Raising the Bar on Polymer Optics, SPIE, August, 2005.
- Polymer Optics Gains Respect, Photonics Spectra, October, 2003.
- Introduction to Plastic Optics, American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA), November, 2002.
- The Effects of Birefringence on Plastic Optics, Compaq Corporation, October, 1997.