Printing and Content Lab
Eric Hanson is Vice President and Director of the Printing and Content Lab in HP Labs, which conducts research on innovations in content/document solutions and commercial print. Hanson has been engaged in digital printing and imaging research at HP Labs more than 25 years, working on advanced technologies for HP’s core hardcopy and imaging business, as well as technologies that open new service and solutions business opportunities.
Hanson is past president of the Society for Imaging Science & Technology (IS&T), a major international engineering society in the field of printing and imaging. He has also served as the IS&T executive vice president and conference vice president, and was general chair of IS&T’s 1995 International Digital Printing Conference.
Hanson received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley, where his focus was experimental research on optical properties of liquid crystals and solid-state materials. He joined HP Labs after receiving his degree and initially conducted research on optical fiber fabrication and optical switching components. He has been awarded 20 U.S. patents.