Dr. John C.C. Fan
PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Dr. Fan is Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Kopin Corporation, a NASDAQ public company since 1992. Kopin, headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of components and technologies for mobile and wearable devices. Kopin has over 300 patents and patents pending in this emerging growth area.
Fan began his career at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, where he researched semiconductor materials and devices. He was leading the Electronic Materials Group at Lincoln Laboratory when he left MIT in 1985 and founded Kopin Corporation. Fan grew up in Hong Kong and obtained his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, with highest honors, from Berkeley, California. He went to Harvard University under a Harvard fellowship and obtained his Masters and PhD in Applied Physics in 1972. Fan has authored over 200 publications, edited three books and owns over 70 patents. Fan was also the Co-Founder and Chairman of several integrated circuit and advanced materials companies. Three of them were sold to large publicly-listed semiconductor corporations. Fan received the Society of Information Display’s “Special Recognition Award” in 1999. Fan was the Ernst & Young “New England Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2000, and also the “National Finalist.” He was chosen as one of the “Top 25 Asian American Entrepreneurs” by Asia Week in 1999, and one of the “Top 100 Asian Amercian Entrepreneurs” between 1999-2004 by Asian.net. Fan was chosen as one of the USA’s “Top 15 Nanotechnology Innovators” by NASA’s Nanotech Briefs in 2005. In 2020, Fan was also elected as a member of the USA National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his contributions “For Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Electronic Materials and Devices for Displays.” Only a very select group of engineers are admitted to NAE membership, which is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.
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