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Cary Gunn

Cary Gunn

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Luxtera

Biography

Cary Gunn is Luxtera’s co-founder and the Chief Technology officer and leads Luxtera’s world class technology development activities. As an officer in the United States Air Force, Capt. Gunn supervised the first and second stages of the USAF Delta II rocket program, where he supervised the successful development, delivery and launch of numerous critical systems on-time and under budget. Cary went on to research and develop micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanophotonic WDM systems at the Aerospace Corporation, one of the world’s premier space technology R&D organizations. Cary left the USAF to join Professor Axel Scherer’s nanofabrication group at Caltech where his Ph.D. research has led to numerous breakthroughs in nanophotonic design and fabrication. The MIT Technology Review recognized Cary as one of the World’s Top 100 Young Innovators in October 2003. He has published his research in numerous journals and given over 20 invited and plenary talks in the area of Silicon photonics at various international scientific conferences and meetings. He has over 90 patents in various stages of prosecution with 36 awarded. Cary holds a B.S. in applied physics from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Caltech.

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