About David Kessler
David Kessler is a senior optical physicist and designer with extensive experience in research and development in the area of advanced optical systems. He is proficient in aberrations theory, physical optics, laser sciences, optical systems architecture and design, major optical CADs, and IP generation and protection.
After earning his Master of Sciences degree in Electro-optics with distinction from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he directed a team for three years that developed innovative laser guiding systems for Israel Military Industries.
After receiving his Ph.D. from the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona, he joined Eastman Kodak, where he started and managed an advanced optical systems design group within Kodak Research Labs. As a Senior Research Associate at Kodak, he was considered the company’s top technical professional in optical systems design and technologies. David worked for two years on connecting Kodak business and research to the extensive Israeli high-tech industry, and was a visiting professor while on two sabbaticals at Tel Aviv University.
David had Kodak-wide impact resulting in highly innovative and successful products in photofinishing labs, hospitals, commercial offset printing and the movie industry. In addition, he developed imaging systems, cameras, scanners, LCD and OLED displays, projection systems, ophthalmic and optical dental systems.
David was awarded the title Distinguished Inventor by Kodak’s CTO, and has won the prestigious Team Achievement Award for three different projects. In 1995 he was appointed to the Kodak Research Council, a group of the company’s top 50 scientists.
David received a Primetime Emmy award in 1997 from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the Kodak Spirit Datacine.
In 2006 David left Kodak and started providing consultation services to a number of companies large and small, which included innovative systems concepts and detailed designs. A number of these systems are now in production.
David is a fellow of the SPIE (International Society of Optical Engineering), and a member of the Optical Society of America and the Society of Information Displays.