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close up image of michel molaireMichel Molaire – Kodak Imaging

Originally from Haiti, Michel Molaire is currently a research associate at the Office Imaging Research and Development Group of Eastman Kodak. You can thank him for some of your most treasured Kodak Moments.

Michel Molaire received his B.S. degree in chemistry, M.S. degree in chemical engineering, and M.B.A. degree from the University of Rochester. He has been with Kodak since 1974. After receiving more than 20 patents, Molaire was inducted into Eastman Kodak’s Distinguished Inventor’s Gallery in 1994.

In 2013, Molaire started Molecular Glasses and  works alongside business partners and former Kodak colleagues, Mark Juba and Dr. David Weiss.

Currently, their research and development group has developed organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials that work like semiconductors and will eventually be used to manufacture lower-cost and higher-performance TVs, smartphones tablets, lighting devices and more.

Molaire’s contributions greatly impact the curriculum students studying Visual Design and Media Technology in the Arts and Manufacturing Academy learn during in their photography units.

In Visual Design, students gain skills needed to excel in graphic design, advertising design, technical illustration, 2-D and 3-D design, drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. In Visual Design, there is a strong focus on the fundamentals in art, computer graphic programs, and photography. Students learn the use of various media and techniques of the trade, and the proper tools needed to develop these skills.

Visual Design student making a christmas card on Photoshop