EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Increasingly Important Role for Mid-Infrared Photonics

3 February 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CET


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Photonic developments on the Mid-IR region have demonstrated high potential for gas sensing and spectroscopy, MWIR imaging for industrial manufacturing, space communications and defense. Moreover, semiconductor lasers in these wavelengths (ICL and QCL) allow the development of miniaturized sensors, that can meet exciting and advanced applications in the medical, automotive, industrial and environmental markets, being the lack of large-volume production capabilities the main challenge. In this meeting, the key players in the Mid-IR ecosystem will discuss about a potential application roadmap for Mid-IR photonics deciphering the collaborations needed and the applications that will allow the manufacturing of large-volume Mid-IR components and systems

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships. 

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Ana Gonzalez, R&D Manager at EPIC


More information about Cees can be found HERE.

Cees Ronda
Research Fellow at Philips

More information about Jeremy can be found HERE.

Jeremy Rowlette
Senior Director of Scientific and Life Science Instruments at Daylight Solutions

In 1998, he founded nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies and has presided over the company as CEO since then.

He oversees the research, development, and manufacturing of fiber laser and amplifier products at Thorlabs. Prior to joining Thorlabs, Reza worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Cornell University and co-founded PicoLuz.

Reza Salem
Fiber Laser Division Manager at Thorlabs
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He developed the QCL technology at III-V Lab for 10 years. His current interest includes, Mid and Far infrared quantum cascade lasers and gas sensors. Since 2015, he develops mirSense, dedicated to QCL based solutions for sensing.

Mathieu Carras
Co-founder and CEO at mirSense
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At New Infrared Technologies since 13 years ago. He holds the title of Electronics Engineer and international MBA and has been involved in the electrooptics and photonics sector for more than 20 years.

Thorsten Lubinski is CEO and Co-Founder of DiaMonTech, a MedTech company that uses mid-IR spectroscopy to detect blood glucose non-invasively, i.e. without fingerpicking.


Adam Heiniger, Product Manager at TOPTICA Photonics
Alexander Telle, CEO at ACM Coatings
Amandine Debloudts, Marketing & Communications Manager at SEDI-ATI Fibres Optiques
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Andres Cifuentes, CEO at ASE Optics Europe
Angus Bell, Technologist at Cascade Emerson
Ariadna Martinez, Project Manager of Knowledge and Technology Transfer at ICFO
Athanasios Kokorakis, Sales Director at LightPath Technologies
Baptiste Toubhans, Technical Sales Engineer at Phasics
Bertrand Frossard, Business Development Manager at Chromacity
Bob van Someren, Founder at Elf Software
Bjorn Danwihl, Technical Lead Manager of Gas Monitoring at Masimo Sweden
Borja Jerez, R&D Engineer at Arquimea Research Center
Calum Welsh, Product Manager at Mettler-Toledo
Dariusz Świerad, Business Development Manager at Fluence
David Beatson, General Manager at Coherent
David Chauvel, Sales at Mirsense
David Cheskis, Product Director at Lumentum
Dawei Fu, Researcher at Max Planck Institute
Dominique Bonnisseau, Business Development Director at TEMATYS
Egidijus Vanagas, CEO at Evana Technologies
Emile Schoenmakers, Business Developer at Tegema
Eric Mazaleyrat, Director Technology Scouting and Innovation at STMicroelectronics
Gernot Weber, Product Manager of IR glass at SCHOTT
Grégory Maisons, Engineer at mirSense
Herman Högström, COO at Spectrogon
Hervé Richard, Sensor Innovation Manager at Vitesco Technologies
Hossein Movla, Researcher at University of Tabriz
Hugo Briais, Optics R&D Engineer at TEXYS Group
Hyun Jung Kim, Research Fellow at NASA Langley Research Center
Charles Dumas, International Sales Director at Gentec-EO
Chip Marshall, Principal at PeakFlash Consulting
Chris Tisse, Expert Scientist & Innovation Manager at Huawei
Ian Reilly, Managing Director at Vortex Optical Coatings
Igor Alexander, Application Solution Manager at Monocrom
Imran Avci, Assistant Professor at VU University
Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director at IQE
Jackson Rothe, Managing Director at SINOLUMINA
Jan Vermeiren, Business Development Manager at Caeleste
Jason Palidwar, Product Group Manager at Iridian
Jérôme Schruyers, R&D Engineer at B-SENS
Jerzy Lach, Technical Sales at VIGO System
Jordi Soler, R&D Engineer at VLC Photonics
Jovanie Razafindrakoto, Sales Engineer at Teem Photonics
Julian Dajczgewand, Sales Manager at OptoSigma Europe
Kamal Kaur, Project Manager at UGent
Kenneth Kennedy, Senior Staff Scientist at KAUST
Kimberly Reid, Engineer Consultant at Kim Reid Thin Films
Linda Höglund, R&D manager at IRnova
Lars Hildebrandt, Divisional Director Sales and Marketing at nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies
Louis-Rafaël Robichaud, CEO at Femtum
Marcel Rattunde, Head of Department Optoelectronics at Fraunhofer IAF
Marco Romagnoli, CSO at Inphotec
Martial Destoc, Europe Sales Manager at Imagine Optic
Martin Eibelhuber, Deputy Business Development at EV Group
Michael Mirakyan, Marketing & Sales at art photonics
Mohamed Swillam, Research Engineer at ASML
Oliver Kirsch, Scientific Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM
Pascual Muñoz, Professor at Universitat Politècnica de València
Paul Crump, Head of Photonics Lab at FBH
Peter Kung, President at QPS Photronics
Peter Tottrup, CEO at NLIR
Pierre Jenouvrier, CTO at LYNRED
Remigijus Šliupas, Founder & CEO at OPTOMAN
Reto Keller, Business Development at Optics Balzers
Richard Crocombe, Principal at Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting
Romain Baudoin, Application Engineer at Huawei
Samuel Poulain, General Manager at Le Verre Fluoré
Samiul Haque, Product Manager at Emberion
Sebastien Blanc, Engineer at CSEM
Sebastian Henkel, Director Sales at asphericon
Serguei Koulikov, Senior Scientist at Picarro
Shiva Rai, Strategic Marketing Manager at Applied Materials
Stuart Allan, Technology Director at Artemis Optical
Swathish Ravi, CEO at Solarvibes Agricultural Technologies
Tangi Le Guennic, Project & Product Manager at Cailabs
Taras Lisouski, CEO at EssentOptics
Thomas Benoy, Applications Engineer at Eblana Photonics
Thomas Hessler, Director at Ligentec
Tobias Mueller, CTP at AIXEMTEC
Torsten Ledig, Sales Manager at AMS Technologies
Udo Fetzer, Key Account Manager at OFS
Viacheslav Artyushenko, President at art photonics
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Yannick Pilloux, Sales Manager EMEA at PlasmaTherm
Yoshiaki Shikata, Senior Assistant General Manager at Sumitomo Electric Industries
Yulong Chen, Business Analyst at Rockley Photonics


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