October 15, 2015 - Michael Chrisp

Click to Signup Location: Rebeccas Cafe., 275 Grove St., Auburndale, MA  02466
Dinner Reservation Deadline: October 12, 2015 @ 6pm

NURBS Surfaces in Freeform Optics Design


Dr. Michael Chrisp from MIT Lincoln Laboratory will be speaking on the use of NURBS surfaces in freeform optics design. Don't know what NURBS are, then come to the meeting and see the advantage these spline based surfaces have for freeform optics in imaging systems. Michael will discuss his success with these designs, using the first optical code to optimize NURBS freeform surfaces for imaging. He will also talk about future use of freeform surfaces.



Michael Chrisp, Lincoln Laboratory

Dr. Chrisp’s experience has included many aspects of optical system design, alignment, and testing of space systems. Currently a senior technical staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, he has designed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) camera optical system and has developed his own optical design code for NURBS freeform optics, which has been presented at the OSA Freeform Optics meetings. He has worked previously at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Ball Aerospace, where he was the principal optical designer for the James Webb Telescope, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has over 25 publications and 10 patents on optical systems.



Pre-registration discount DINNER reservations must be made by 6 PM, October 12, 2015 the Monday before the meeting. Full-price reservation accepted thereafter. Walk-ins welcome at full-price. MEETING-ONLY registrations appreciated by October 14.

Please make reservations online. Reservations may also be left on the answering machine at 617.584.0266. We no longer have an email address for reservations due to SPAM. When making reservation requests, please provide the following information:

  • DINNER AND MEETING or meeting only
  • Name(s) and membership status
  • Daytime phone number where you can be reached (in case of change or cancelation)


Rebeccas Cafe (Located in back of the office complex)
275 Grove Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

(617) 969-3282

(Map to Rebecca's).

Networking—5:45 PM, Dinner—6:45, Meeting—7:30 PM.


Vegetarian option available on request

Dinner Prices:

   Register on/before
 DINNER Reservation Date 
 Late Reservations
Based on availability
 NES/OSA Members and their guests   $30.00 each   $35.00 
 Non-members   $35.00 (See NOTE Below)   $40.00 
 Students   $5.00   $5.00 
 Post-Docs   $15.00   $15.00 








NOTE: The NES/OSA has not changed dinner prices in several years but has been facing higher costs. We have increased the cost of dinner by $5 this year. We will try to accommodate late reservations but cannot not guarantee that a meal will be available.

General Information on NES/OSA Meetings

Cancellations and No-shows:

If the meeting must be cancelled for any reason, we will try to call you at the phone number you leave with your reservation. Official notice of cancellation will be on our answering machine.

We have to pay for the dinners reserved as of the Tuesday before the meeting, so no-shows eat into our cash reserve. If you will not be able to attend, please let us know as early as possible. Otherwise, no-shows will be billed.

Membership Rates:

Regular members $15.00
Student members free




NOTE: The extra $5.00 of the non-member dinner fee can be used toward membership dues if the nonmember joins and pays dues for the current year at the meeting.