Anthony Demaria

Anthony DeMaria

Professor in Residence
Office: ITE 467
Phone: (860) 486-2210


  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1956
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1965

Research Interests:
Photonics, lasers, electro-optics, acousto-optics, non-linear optics.


  • Fellow, SPIE – International Optical Society for Engineers (President 2003)
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (President 1982)
  • National Academy of Engineers
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (Co-founding member 1977, President – 1997-2003)
  • Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences


  • Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology (1982-1983)
  • Connecticut Medal of Technology Award(2004)
  • Academy of Distinguished Engineers, April 2004
  • Fredric Ives Medal and Award of OSA (1988)
  • IEEE Liebmann Award (1980)
  • The Renssalear Polytechnic Institute Davies Medal and Award (1980)

Dr. Anthony DeMaria is the Chief Scientist of Coherent, Inc. and a founder of DeMaria Electro-Optics Systems, Inc., Bloomfield, CT. in 1994, where he was CEO from 1994 to 2001. His previous experience was with United Technologies Research Center (33 yrs.), where he retired as Assistant Director of Research for Microelectronics and Photonics in 1994. He has authored 45 US Patents, and was a founding member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (President for 6 years). Dr. DeMaria has served as a consultant to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Department of Commerce, and to the Connecticut Department of Economics and Community Development. He has published over 65 papers.