4 April 2022 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Hybrid Photonic Integrated Circuits
Online Event

The traditional silicon platform cannot provide all of the functionality required for fully integrated photonic circuits and, therefore, the last decade has seen a strong increase in research and development of hybrid and heterogeneous photonic integrated circuits. The aim of this meeting is to discuss how the record breaking experimental demonstrations will address entirely new approaches for precise mass manufacture of PICs with unprecedented variety and flexibility.


Martijn Heck is Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, where he works on photonic integration and its applications, with a focus on microwave and terahertz photonics and chip to chip and on-chip interconnects. He received the M.Sc. degree in applied physics and the Ph.D. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology, in 2002 and 2008, respectively. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the COBRA Research Institute and the Laser Centre, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. From 2009 to 2013, he was Research Scientist and Associate Director of the Silicon Photonics Center at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Nazanin is the Business Development Manager at Smart Photonics BV, an InP pure-play foundry based in the Netherlands. She has dedicated her career to technology commercialization and product development. She holds a Master's degree in Materials Chemistry and took part in the first cohort of Science and Technology commercialization program in Beedie School of Business in Vancouver, Canada. She has worked on products and interfaced with clients in a broad range of industries throughout her career in her roles as Process Development and Integration Engineer to Head of Sales and Marketing. The range of industries she has interfaced with includes: medical (MEMS implants and surgical device manufacturing), space, telecom, datacom, automotive as well as agriculture.

Business Development Manager at SMART Photonics

Michael studied physics and engineering at University Stuttgart and Ecole Centrale Paris. After his PhD at ICFO in Barcelona in 2014 he joined the laboratory of Prof. Kippenberg at EPFL in Lausanne, where he advanced frequency comb generation on integrated silicon nitride chips towards applications and was involved in several international research projects. In 2016, he co-founded LIGENTEC. At LIGENTEC, Michael is advancing the technology development of silicon nitride based integrated circuits and is looking for new business opportunities and is also overviewing technical sales and marketing.

Managing Director at LIGENTEC

Moritz Kleinert is a project manager in the fields of integrated photonics and quantum technologies at Fraunhofer HHI. In 2018 he received a Ph.D. in physics for the hybrid photonic integration of novel optoelectronic devices. He holds several patents related to integrated optics and is author/co-author of more than 50 papers in international journals and conference contributions. Currently, he is project manager in the EU QT flagship project UNIQORN and the German QuNET initiative and responsible for the development of hybrid photonic integrated circuits for quantum communications.

Project Manager at Fraunhofer HHI

Dimitri Geskus is Chief Technical Officer at Chilas B.V. where he is working on leverage of the external cavity laser source technology and to target application specific solutions. During his study trajectory ranging from engineering to academia he had been involved into field of photonics and lasers extensively. In the past 15 years he was strongly involved in photonic assembly at Lionix-International and XiO Photonics and developed laser systems at researcher positions at CLA/IPEN São-Paulo and at the KTH Stockholm.

Chief Commercial Officer at SCINTIL Photonics

Joerg has an international background of more than 20 years in industrial laser technology. He started as an international sales manager at Lumibird in France (formerly Quantel), joined their US subsidiary for transfer of product know how and then developed the sales at High Q Laser in Austria. As an Alumni of the RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer ILT he holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has experience in key account management, business development, laser technology, international sales and in industrial laser applications such as welding, marking and micromachining. After having been for 12 years with TRUMPF, he joined Nanoscribe in May 2019 as Business Development Manager.

Business Development Manager at Nanoscribe

Chris Maloney is the Director of Business Development and the Managing Director of US Operations for VPIphotonics. He has a technical background working as an engineer in both optics and semiconductor industries. Chris holds a Masters Degree in Microelectronic Engineering for Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA with a focus on Strategic Leadership.

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