EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Mid-IR Technologies for Environmental Monitoring (in cooperation with MidIR Alliance)

MID IR OTM - Environmental monitoring

22 September 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CEST

In cooperation with

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Sponsored by

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SUSS-MicroOptics (4)
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Eblana Photonics (1)

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Photonic developments on the Mid-IR region (2.5um-15um) have demonstrated high potential for gas sensing and spectroscopy providing the environmental monitoring industry with a large range of new and exciting applications. Air quality analysis to fight climate change, real-time water quality control to identify contaminants before it is consumed, and detection of harmful leaks are some of the possibilities of this technology. Regulation of the concentration of greenhouse gases, such as CO2 and CH4, particularly released from vehicles and industrial exhausts as well as from the livestock sector is becoming more important due to the climate emergency, existing a consensus about the use of Mid-IR technologies to monitor them. In this meeting, the entire supply chain for the development of Mid-IR based sensor will answer the requests and challenges coming from the end-users of the technology, focusing on new applications for the environmental sector.

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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. 

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Currently, she works on tunable mid-wave infrared filters and photon sieve telescope lenses for NASA science missions. In the fields of materials, renewable energy, optics, she authored or co-authored over 70 technical papers, book chapters, NASA invention disclosures, and patents.

Hyun Jung Kim
Associate Research Fellow at NASA / National Institute of Aerospace

World-renowned expert in III-V materials manufacturing. Pioneered the research on QWIP Infrared sensor design and manufacturing, technology that is still today deployed in major European defense programs.

Oleg co-founded MIRO Analytical in 2018 where he developed the first commercial high-precision 10-gas analyzer to measure the most relevant green-house gases and pollutants. As a CTO he pushes limits of what is possible in the MIR laser-based gas analysis to solve customer’s problems.

Oleg Aseev
CTO / Co-Founder at MIRO Analytical

Laurent Balet
Senior R&D engineer at CSEM


Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Elena Beletkaia, Project Leader at EPIC


Adrien Dequaire, Sales Manager at mirSense
Ahmad Atieh, Vice President at Optiwave Systems
Almut Bailly, Account Manager at Chroma Technology
Amandine Debloudts, Marketing-Communications Manager at SEDI-ATI Fibres Optiques
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Andres Cifuentes, CEO at ASE
Barbara Dul, Marketing Specialist at VIGO System
Bulent Oktem, Lead Laser Design Engineer at Aselsan
Carsten Giebeler, CEO at Spectrolytic
Chris Tisse, Senior Expert Scientist at HUAWEI
Christelle Megier, Product Manager at HORIBA
Daniel Giampà, Business Development Manager at Diamond
Daniël Geelen, Optical System Engineer at Demcon Focal
David Beatson, General Manager at Coherent
Desmond Toa, Scientist at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
Dirk Meier, CTO at Integrated Detector Electronics
Dirk Richter, CEO at Quanta3
Elahe Zakizade, Project Manager at Fraunhofer IMS
Florian Eigenmann, Business Development Manager at Irsweep
Francesco D’Amato, Senior Researcher at CNR – INO
Gernot Weber, Product Manager at SCHOTT
Guido Giuliani, CEO / CTO at Julight
Guillaume Huss, CEO at LEUKOS
Gunnar Böttger, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IZM
Hannah Bismuth, Business Developer at Lytid
Hansjoerg Haisch, Program Manager at Keysight
Hencharl Strauss, Research Group Leader at CSIR
Herbert Van Hille, Engineering Leader at Excelitas Technologies
Ian Reilly, Managing Director at VORTEX OPTICAL COATINGS
Ireneu Dias, Center Coordinator at INESC TEC
Ivan Kostadinov, R&D at PROAMBIENTE
Jan Kischkat, CEO at Quantune Technologies
Jan Vermeiren, Business Development Manager at Caeleste
Jason Palidwar, Product Group Manager at Iridian Spectral Technologies
Jose Galan, Sales Manager at VLC Photonics
Jovanie Razafindrakoto, Sales Engineer at Teem Photonics
Kenneth Kaufmann, Business Development at Hamamatsu Photonics
Lorenzo Cervera, Project Manager at Ainia

Manoj Kumar Dasa, Optical Engineer a tNKT Photonics
Michael Huber, Business Director at FISBA
Michiel Van der keur, CEO at Kacentric Optics
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer/Entrepreneur at Photonics Precision Technologies
Panagiotis Georgiadis, Head of Business Development at Alpes Lasers
Paul Feng, Director at COPAC
Pawel Kluczynski, CEO at AIROPTIC
Peter Tottrup, CEO at NLIR
Reto Keller, Business Development Manager at Materion
Richard Crocombe, Principal at Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting
Rodrigo Linares, Business Development Manager at New Infrared Technologies
Sebastian Henkel, Director Global Sales at asphericon
Stefan Herz, Sales Engineer at Infratec
Stefan Andersson, Business Development at Spectrogon
Stuart Allan, Technology Director at Artemis Optical
Tatjana Fischer-Weikuk, OEM at Thorlabs
Thang Dao, Staff Scientist at Silicon Austria Labs
Thomas Benoy, Applications Engineer at Eblana Photonics
Thomas Hessler, Director at Ligentec
Thomas Müller, Head of Sales at Finetech
Viacheslav Artyushenko, President at art photonics
Vijay Rajaraman, Director & Head of Automotive Sensors Development at Renesas Electronics
Vinh Dang, Product Line Manager at Coractive
Wataru Fuji, Opto-Science R&D Center at Tamron
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Yisbel Marin, Research Scientist at VTT
Yoshiaki Shikata, Senior Assistant General Manager at Sumitomo

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