BS, University of Science and Technology Liaoning (China); MS, Tsinghua University (China); MBA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Jie Qiao is currently an Associate Professor in the Carlson Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology. She leads the Advanced Optical Fabrication, Instrumentation & Metrology Laboratory where her team works on ultrafast-lasers-enabled advanced photonics / optics / waveguide laser fabrication, wavefront sensing, and spatial temporal control of laser beams. Prior to joining RIT, she was a laser system scientist at the Department -of-Energy-funded Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester from 2005 to 2013. She led the demonstration of the world’s first 1.5-meter coherently-phased-grating pulse compressor for petawatt lasers. Dr. Qiao has worked on various innovative photonics devices, optical imaging and metrology systems, for two photonic startups and one optics company. Dr. Qiao earned her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.S. in Precision Instruments and Fine Mechanics from Tsinghua University. She has an M.B.A in entrepreneurship, strategy, finance and marketing from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester. Dr. Qiao founded Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship Connect in 2013, for which she is serving as the Chair. Dr. Qiao is an associate editor for Optics Express since 2018.
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September 10, 2019
‘Global Women of Light’ to gather for international symposium at 2019 Frontiers in Optics
Women from academia, industry and government will meet this week to collaboratively establish strategies to advance women’s leadership across science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship career ranks. WiSTEE Connect is collaborating with the Optical Society Foundation to organize the fourth international symposium “Global Women of Light” at the 2019 Frontiers in Optics on Sept. 15.