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

14 July 2021

15:00 – 17:00 CEST

MID IR OTM - Industrial Manufacturing

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Photonic developments on the Mid-IR region (2.5um-15um)  have demonstrated high impact on several  manufacturing industries, such as steel, glass, ceramic or cement, where process monitoring and quality controls involve measurements in temperature ranges from 300°C to 1500°C, very often in smoky and dusty conditions. Moreover precise and fast gas analysis plays an important role for detecting undesired vapours, pollutants, hazardous or flammable compounds, in particular for the chemical, refining, food and aerosol production industry. In this meeting we look forward to meet laser manufacturers and integrators of mid-IR lasers as well as the MWIR and LWIR camera manufacturers to discuss the last development and to discover new industrial applications.

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
Antonio Raspa, Innovation Manager at EPIC


With a Master degree in laser and engineering physics from Laval University, Quebec City, Louis-Rafaël co-founded Femtum to commercialize and develop the world’s first generation of short pulse mid-IR fiber lasers adapted for advanced material processing and fundamental research.

Gavin has worked at Luxinar developing CO2 lasers for the past 16 years, currently he is the Senior Principal Engineer and Manager of the CO2 laser technology stream. Earlier in his career he worked for Trumpf, USA. He holds a post doctorate at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh developing CO2 lasers and laser applications.

Gavin Markillie
Technology Stream Manager at Luxinar
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Erica deals with the development and characterization of the Laser Metal Deposition process. Her work concerns the characterization of new materials for LMD technology, the development and industrialization of new components for deposition systems and the optimization of the material growth process.

Erica Librera
R&D – Additive Manufacturing at Prima Industrie
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Rodrigo has a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. Strong sales professional with a MBA International focused in Economics/Business from La Salle International Graduate School Madrid.

Rodrigo Linares Herrero
Business Development Manager at NIT
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Louis-Philippe represents LumIR Lasers, a leading provider of disruptive mid-infrared fiber laser solutions targeted at medical and industrial applications. He holds a B. Eng. in Engineering Physics and actively contributes to the fields of laser and fiber Bragg grating research.


Alexander Telle, CEO at ACM Coatings
Amir Ghadimi, Photonics Expert at CSEM
Andrea Ravagli, Development Scientist at Schott
Andrew Cano, Project Manager at FISBA
Adrian Radocea, Head of New Products at Varda Space Industries
Beric Read, MD at BJR Systems
Brian Bowers, Vice President at Moxtek
Christian Stickl, CEO at TBD
Christopher Payne-Dwyer, Business Development Manager at QuantIC
Chuan Seng Tan, Professor at NTU Singapore
Chris Britze, Scientist at Fraunhofer IST
Costas Plakas, Product Manager at Spectrolytic
Dan Negrea, VP New Technologies at AEMtec
Daniël Geelen, Optical System Engineer at Demcon Focal
David Beatson, General Manager at Coherent
Dominique Bonnisseau, Business Development at TEMATYS
Elmar Elbinger, Business Development Manager at Optics Balzers
Enrico Conte, Product Manager Metallurgic at Sampsistemi
Eric Costard, CTO at Irnova
Guillaume Huss, CEO at LEUKOS
Hencharl Strauss, Research Group Leader at CSIR
Hakan Alaboz, Researcher at Hochschule Furtwangen University
Heiko Richter, Senior Key Account Manager at Micro-Hybrid Electronic
Herman Högström, COO at Spectrogon
Hyun Jung Kim, Research Scientist at NIA – National Institute of Aerospace
Ian Reilly, Managing Director at Vortex Optical Coatings
Igor Alexander, Application Solution Manager at Monocrom
Iwan Davies, Group Technology Director at IQE
Jason Palidwar, Product Group Manager – Aerospace and Specialty Optics at Iridian Spectral Technologies
Jerzy Lach, Application Engineer at Vigo System
John Disano, Technical Business Analyst at NRC
Jörg Neukum, Director Product Marketing at Dilas
Kenneth Ferree, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at LIMO
Kevin McComber, CEO at Spark Photonics
Lars Hildebrandt, Director Sales and Marketing at Nanoplus
Louis-Philippe Pleau, CEO at LumIR Lasers
Lukas Krainer, CEO at Prospective Instruments
Marie-Christine Ferland, Business Development Direction at Photon etc.
Mark Hamer, Sales Engineer at Power Technology
Martin Wilkens, Research Associate at Ferdinand-Braun-Institut
Martina Riccio, R&D Manager at BEAMIT
Oleg Aseev, CEO at MIRO Analytical
Oliver Dreissigacker, Editor-in-Chief, Research Solutions Physics / Photonics at Wiley-VCH
Oliver Prochnow, CEO at VALO Innovations
Peter Morten Moselund, CEO at PM² Photonics
Peter Tottrup, CEO at NLIR
Philippe Antoine, CTO-Research at Lambda-X
Philippe Monnoyer, Customer Account Lead at VTT
Raimund Brunner, Group Manager at Fraunhofer IPM
Renata Specht, Product Manager at Phenix Optics
Richard Crocombe, Principal at Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting
Ricardas Razgaitis, Business Developer at Sprana
Rodrigo Linares, Business Development Manager at New Infrared Technologies
Rolf Rascher, Co-Founder at PanDao
Rone Chiu, Consultant at P&J Science
Rüdiger Paschotta, Managing Director at RP Photonics Consulting
Samuel Poulain, General Manager at Le Verre Fluoré
Shreejan Somi Mahendran, Business Developer at NIREOS
Silvio Parise, Product Manager at Prima Additive
Simon Duval, CTO at Femtum
Slava Artyushenko, CEO at art photonics
Stefano Bonora, CTO at Dynamic Optics
Stefan Birner, Managing Director at nextnano
Stratos Kehayas, CTO at G&H
Stuart Allan, Technology Director at Artemis Optical
Suyog Jhavar, Research Associate Professor at Atria University
Tamas Gyulai, President at Regional Innovation Agency
Tony Francis, Co-Founder DERBI Foundation
Tony Vengel, Vice President of Business Development at Attollo Engineering
Victor Blanco, Business Developer at ProCareLight
Yash Kathuria, Professor at IITB Mumbai and AIT Toyota
Yoann Priol, Sales Manager at Phasics
Zhelyazko Gagov, Marketing Director at OPTIX


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com, mobile: +420 606526252