Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Laser Technology Earns Atherton Entrepreneurship Award

January 29, 2012

James Fraser and PhD student Paul Webster have been announced as the winners of this year's Atherton Entrepreneurship Award. The award is in recognition of breakthrough optical measurement technology for laser cutting, discoveries that will open broad new avenues for the use of high-power lasers in both the manufacturing and eventually the medical sector.

PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer office of Queen's University, has created a company, Laser Depth Dynamics Inc., around the technology to accelerate its path to market. The Atherton Award provides seed funding of $34,000 to help launch the company.

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