John Fan, PhD ’72, applied sciences, is 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 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 to found Kopin Corporation. Fan has authored over 200 publications, edited three books, and owns over 70 patents. Fan was also the co-founder of several integrated circuit and advanced materials companies. Fan received the Society of Information Displays Special Recognition Award in 1999. Dr. Fan was the Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000, and also the National Finalist. He was chosen one of the Top 25 Asian American Entrepreneurs by Asia Week in 1999, and one of the top 100 Asian American Entrepreneurs between 1999–2004 by Asia.net. Fan was also chosen as one of the USA’s top 15 nanotechnology innovators by NASA’s Nanotech Briefs in 2005.