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Optics Community Loses A Good Friend

May 15, 2017

A lot of people in the Optics & Photonics community will be sad to learn that we lost Sasha Pearlman on March 22nd.

Sasha was born in Lvov, Ukraine in 1950. He immigrated to Israel at the age of 17 and began studying optical engineering shortly after his time in the Israeli army. He began working in optics at a small Ray Ban assembly plant in Israel and continued doing so until moving to the United States with his wife and three sons in 1986. In Rochester, New York, Sasha worked for a couple of private optical firms including Melles Griot before eventually starting his own company, Opto-Alignment Technology, in 1992.

Since then, Sasha has done what he loves most: proudly designing and building precision optical assembly equipment with a focus on laser alignment and lens handling tools, providing optical engineering solutions and consulting services to a wide array of clients, and always doing so with a sincere emphasis on genuine customer care. He continued living out his dream and building upon his success even after moving Opto-Alignment Technology to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2002 in order to be closer to his growing family.

Sadly, Sasha was diagnosed with terminal cancer in early 2016. After over a year of treatments, he passed away on March 22, 2017 in the company of his loving wife. He is survived by his wife, Timna; his three sons, Guy, Omer, and Iftach; his six beloved grandchildren, Daniel, Eden, Orly, Yoni, Naomi, and Ethan; as well as, his brother, Eli.

Sasha is, and always will be, dearly missed by all who knew him.

“When we have achievements that are based on his; We remember him. For as long as we live, he too will live, for he is now a part of us as we remember him.”
– Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

Opto Alignment’s management team, and the company as a whole, remais committed to Sasha’s primary tenet. We will continue to take pride in our products, treat our customers with respect, and provide dependable service.

A scholarship fund in Sasha’s name has been established at UNC Charlotte, HERE.

Full Scholarships available for Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Continuing Education Classes at RIT and UR

April 10, 2013

Full scholarships are available for continuing education courses THIS SUMMER in optics, photonics, and imaging. These courses will provide specialized skills and professional development with some of the leading minds of the field. Courses offered at both the University of Rochester and RIT. These courses are geared toward displaced workers who would like to work in one of the OPI industries, people who have jobs outside of the OPI industries but would like to transition into one of them, and people who currently work in an OPI industry and are interested in furthering their career.

Scholarships are limited and seats are filling up. Click here to learn more and apply:

http://www.ceis.rochester.edu/funding/courses/index.html

52nd Annual Optics Summer School – Plus

March 6, 2013

Scholarships for Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Continuing Education Classes

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences at the University of Rochester is pleased to be able to offer scholarships for a series of summer short courses in optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI). The courses are being held during the summer of 2013 at the University of Rochester and RIT. The scholarships are being made available through a grant from the Employee and Training Administration in the US Department of Labor. The ETA grant is part of a multi-agency grant program that promotes advanced manufacturing jobs creation in regions having strong industrial clusters. The Rochester program is the called the Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Accelerator, or RRPA for short.

The courses are for:

  • Displaced workers who would like to work in one of the OPI industries
  • People who have jobs outside of the OPI industries but would like to transition into one of them
  • People who currently work in an OPI industry and are interested in furthering their career

What you’ll get from these courses:

  • Specialized skills in growing industries
  • An opportunity to professionally develop with some of the leading minds in the field
  • Certificate of completion

Courses and Scholarships

The Scholarships at the University of Rochester are to attend classes at the Institute of Optics Summer School, which is in it’s 52nd year and runs from June 4, 2013 to June 18, 2013. There are 8 courses to choose from. Click each course to learn more:

1. Optical Thin Film Coating Technology
2. Fundamentals of Optics (with labs)
3. Modern Optical Engineering (with labs)
4. Opto-Mechanical Analysis (with labs)
5. Lasers and Optoelectronics (with labs)
6. Biomedical Optics
7. Optical System Design

The scholarships at RIT are for three new classes that have been created for the RRPA program. There are 3 courses to choose from. Click each course to learn more:
1. Foundations of Imaging Science (with labs)
2. Integrated Circuit Processing (with labs)
3. Optical Thin Film Processing (with labs)

How to Apply

Fill out the short application form and email it to Abigail Brengle, Abigail.brengle@rochester.edu
Click here to download the short application form
Please call Abigail Brengle with any questions (585) 275-2104