LighTopTech Corp. is a women-owned business based in Rochester, NY. LighTopTech, an optical technology company, was founded in 2013. Our goal is to build innovative optical instruments to bring to market disruptive technologies for noninvasive imaging in medical and industrial fields.


LighTopTech’s mission is to create new possibilities in medical imaging and materials manufacturing with our biomimetic noninvasive¬†imaging technology.

Cristina Canavesi Co-Founder & President

Cristina Canavesi holds a Ph.D. in Optics from The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, a Master in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management from Simon School of Business, and an MBA from Simon School of Business, University of Rochester. Dr. Canavesi was awarded the SPIE Optical Design and Engineering Scholarship (2012) and received the 2013 Institute of Optics Student Award for Excellence at the University of Rochester. She was the first place winner in the Mark Ain Business Model competition at the University of Rochester (2012), and first place winner of the Simon Games at the University of Rochester (2013). She was the 2015 recipient of the Hugh H. Whitney Award at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Jannick Rolland Co-Founder & CTO

Jannick Rolland is the Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, the Director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Freeform Optics (CeFO) and the Director of the R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Engineering. Prof. Rolland earned a Diploma from the Institut D’Optique in 1984, and MS (1985) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in Optical Science from the University of Arizona. Prof. Rolland served on the editorial board of the Journal Presence (MIT Press) (1996-2006), and as Associate Editor of Optical Engineering (1999-2004). She is a Fellow of the OSA and SPIE, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of SID, director of the ODAlab, Director of the board of OSA. She was awarded the 2014 David Richardson Medal of the Optical Society for visionary contributions and leadership in optical design and engineering, enabling noninvasive, optical biopsy.