Business Development and Crystal Growth

Dr. Henry Giesber received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Georgia Southern University in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Clemson University under Dr. Joe Kolis in 2002. He has 20 years of hydrothermal crystal growth experience in academic and commercial settings developing laser gain and nonlinear optical materials. He has 15 years of business experience in the crystal growth industry. Dr. Giesber has been the principal investigator (PI) on seven Phase I and two Phase II SBIR/STTR grants from the NSF and DOD. Also, Dr. Giesber was the PI on a multi-year research contract for the DOD High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO) developing laser gain materials in the eye-safe region of the spectrum. In addition to crystal growth he has 15 years experience in business development and project management. Dr. Giesber is named inventor on 3 patents, author on 12 publications, and has had 12 public presentations, 4 of which were invited. He is the recipient of the 2001 Norbert J. Kreidl Award from the American Ceramic Society- Glass and Optical Materials Division.