Ronianreceived his B.S. in Optics and B.A. in Physics in 1997, and a M.S. in Optics in 1999, from the University of Rochester. He has more than twenty years of professional experience in optical engineering. His optical designs have included imaging systems, classical illumination optics, relays, eyepieces, magnifiers, fluorescence detection systems for DNA analysis, relay optics for medical endoscopy, and aspects of coherent systems such as laser focusing and collimating lenses.