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Dr. Emanuel Peinke

Co-Founder

Emanuel Peinke got his PhD in Photonics at CEA Grenoble, France, from University Grenoble Alpes, in 2016. His research focused on all-optical switching of micropillar cavities and the temporal dynamics of light-matter interactions. The past three years he worked at ALPAO, Montbonnot, France, in adaptive optics and developed, among others, a commercial adaptive optics solution for confocal microscopy.

 
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Dr. Mohamed Fouda

Co-Founder

Mohamed Fouda got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2018. His research focused on applications of nonlinear optics in fast-light gyroscopes and on the applications on light-matter interactions in Bose-Einstein Condensates. Before that, he had his MSc in Electrical Engineering with focus on hardware engineering.

 
 

 Mohammad Reza Safaee

Photonic Design Engineer

Mohammad Reza Safaee is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the PhotonicDataCom group at McGill University. Before Ph.D., he worked for 4+ years as a hardware design engineer; where he worked on several phases of the design process starting from the conceptual design to the system integration and test of large electro-mechanical systems. 

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Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladoucer

Technical Advisor

Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur holds a PhD from Columbia University (2007) and is a Canada Research Chair in Photonic Interconnects. She is an associate professor and the graduate program director in the department of electrical and computer engineering at McGill University. She has 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals, four book chapters, over 115 papers in international conference proceedings, and seven granted patents.  

 
 
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Prof. Volker J. Sorger

Inventor & Advisor

Volker J. Sorger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the leader of the Orthogonal Physics Enabled Nanophotonics (OPEN) lab at the George Washington University. He received his PhD from the University of California Berkeley. Prof. Dr. Sorger is widely recognized for his research in opto-electronic devices, plasmonics and nanophotonics and photonic analog information processing and neuromorphic computing. 

 
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Helge Seetzen

Business Advisor

Dr. Seetzen is general partner, founder and CEO of TandemLaunch, the Montreal based deep tech incubator where Optius was originally founded. To date, TandemLaunch has helped over 25 technology companies. Prior to founding TandemLaunch, Dr. Seetzen was co-founder and chief technology officer at BrightSide Technologies, a display technology company that was subsequently sold to Dolby Labs in 2007. Dr. Seetzen brings with him decades of experience successfully commercializing academic research and technology, negotiating strategic agreements with most major consumer technology companies, and executed dozens of technology transfer agreements with a global network of over 50 universities. Dr. Seetzen earned his B.Sc and PhD in physics at the University of British Columbia.