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Dr. Xavier Lafosse

Commercial Technology Director, Advanced Optics
Corning Advanced Optics


Lafosse graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris and received a doctorate in material physics from Paris University, France.

Lafosse joined Corning in 1995 as a scientist at the Corning European Technology Center in France. He held several positions in R&D, developing a variety of glass and polymer optical materials and supporting several Corning businesses.

In 2007, he relocated with his family to Corning, NY and was appointed business technology director for Specialty Materials. In this position, he established critical technical capabilities in support of Corning® Gorilla® Glass business growth and contributed to several new product introductions.

In 2019, he was appointed commercial technology director, Advanced Optics. In this role, he works with customers and semiconductor industry leaders to identify new trends and opportunities and to drive the technology road mapping process.

Company Profile

Corning Advanced Optics

Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we shape and in the world we share. We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives. Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers.
Corning Advanced Optics is a global leader in providing cutting-edge materials and optical solutions that serve a variety of commercial markets including semiconductor manufacturing equipment and advanced packaging solutions. The Semiconductor Technologies & Solutions business is growing its investments to deliver an innovative and diverse set of glass and crystal components, and advanced optical sub-assemblies for modern lithography scanners, optical inspection systems, and advanced packaging substrates.