Since joining PARC, Patrick Maeda has been leading efforts to develop new optical technologies in laser scanning, imaging, optical sensing, illumination, and solar concentration. His most recent work has produced inventions in multiple beam scanners for printing, novel luminaire architectures for solid-state lighting, and innovative solar concentrating optical systems which led to a PARC venture with SolFocus, Inc. Patrick received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and B.S. degree with a double major in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He holds 28 patents in the areas of optical systems, diffractive optics, MEMS, optical sensors, image processing, and laser scanning systems.