Matt Hunwardsen

Optical Scientist

I am an optical and electro-optic scientist working on connectivity programs at Facebook. My research interests range from free space optical communications and systems. Prior to joining Facebook, I worked at Optical Physics Company and the Rockwell Science Center where I worked on free space optical communications, liquid crystal laser beam shaping and beam steering, high power laser beam shaping and interferometric star tracking systems. I hold two bachelor’s degrees (mathematics and physics) and a master’s in physics.


Free space optical communications, adaptive optics, nonlinear optics, and novel airborne and satellite communications systems