EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Next Steps Fast Growing Freeform Optics Applications

17 March  2021

15:00 – 17:00 CET


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Freeform optics manufacturing is now a leading industry in the fields of Light shaping, luxury designs, automotive lighting, wearables devices, communication, space optics and even medical technologies. In this meeting, we will have an overview of the ever-growing applications of freeform optics and challenges the supply chain from designers to volume production industrials.

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
Sana Amairi-Pyka, Project Leader for Optical Technologies at EPIC


Passionate about optical materials, fabrication and testing processes and how they can enable optical designers dream designs to become reality.

Jessica DeGroote Nelson
Director of Technology and Strategy at Optimax Systems
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Currently working for Quartus Engineering providing engineering services and systems development services. Constantly taking on new work, expanding on the currently vast set of capabilities available at Quartus.

Alexander Halterman
Director of Technical Program Development at Quartus Engineering
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Roy McBride
Managing Director at PowerPhotonic
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Responsible at HELLA for innovative optical solutions with focus on automotive rear lamp applications. Great interest in new developments in photonics, nano and micro optics to be potentially transferred to lighting systems.

Daniela Karthaus
Head of Technology & Innovation Lighting – Rearlamps at HELLA
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Roland cumulated 40 years of optical engineering, fabrication and testing development, management & sales at Safran Reosc as well as lens design teaching at the Paris Institute of optics through 20 years. Freeforms are his last passion.

Roland Geyl
VP Business Development at Safran
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Laure’s manages the Research Topic “Optical Building Blocks” to maintain a constant techno watch, identify priorities and collaboration to lead the relevant projects up to TRL5 for preparing the introduction of new technologies in the next generation of products.

Mane-Si Laure Lee
Research Engineer at Thales Research & Technology
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Alexander Neustadt, Lighting Engineer at Nolden Cars&Concepts
André Volkert, Sales Manager at asphericon
Andrés Cifuentes, CEO at ASE Optics Europe
Arti Anand, Senior Analyst, Automotive Lighting at IHS Markit
Baptiste Toubhans, Technical Sales Engineer at Phasics
Benjamin Bulla, Managing Director at Son-x
Brice Thurin, Head of Optics at Bühler UK
Christian Wenzel, CEO at Innolite
Chris Normanshire, Industry Customer Success Manager at Zemax
Christian Vogl, Senior Engineering Manager-Process Engineering at Sony DADC Europe
Dirk de Man, Business Development Manager at Topic Embedded Systems
Dominique Collé, Customer Application Engineer at Heidelberg Instruments
Dowon Kim, Senior Staff Engineer at Intel
Fanny Keller, Optical Engineer at ESA
Guillaume Tison, Optical Engineer at IMAGINE OPTIC
Henning Rehn, Optical Design Manager at FISBA
Henrik Akesson, Head of Global Sales at UpNano
Henrik Madsen, CEO at SPIO Systems
James Field, Vice President at NanoVox/Vadient Optics
Jan Dedic , Optical Element Data Analyst  at AMS International
Javier Moreno, Chief Engineer at LIDAX
Jing Zou, Sales & Service Manager at DEMCON/Dutch United Instruments
Jochen Zimmer, Sales Manager at Nanoscribe
Juichi Hayashi, Business Development Manager at Isuzu Glass Deutschland
Kai Ojala, Research Scientist at VTT
Krister Magnusson, International Sales Manager at Obducat
Ksenija Varga, Key Account Manager at FujiFilm Electronic Materials
Kurt Tiefenthaler, CEO at Artificial Sensing instruments
Marc-Antoine Potagnik, Sales Area Manager at OptoSigma
Marc Wielandts, CEO at Wielandts UPMT
Marco Gavagnin, Team Leader at AT&S
Marek Krehel, Director of R&D at 3D
Maria Russew, Researcher at micro resist technology
Martin Eibelhuber, Deputy Business Development at EV Group
Martin Rost, Senior Optical Engineer at PLX
Martin Wolk, Lead Research Specialist at 3M
Martynas Mazeika, CEO at Workshop Of Photonics
Matthias Beier, CEO & Co-Founder at Spaceoptix
Michael Geiselmann, Managing Director at Ligentec
Michael Stellmacher, Business Development Director at Surrey NanoSystems
Muhammad Zaidi Bin Mohtar, Lead Lighting Engineer at VINFAST
Myun-Sik Kim, Product Manager & Business Development at Axetris
Niamh Fitzgerald, Optical Engineer at mBryonics
Nimrod Nissim, Optic Engineer at SPO
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer/Entrepreneur at Photonics Precision Technologies
Oliver Kirsch, Scientific Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM
Oliver Zeh, Senior Design Engineer at Jabil
Oscar Fernandez, Project Manager at CSEM
Ofer Nesher, Cheif Engineer at Elbit systems
Pau Santos, R&D Manager at SnellOptics
Philippe Antoine, CTO-Research at Lambda-X
Rainer Foedisch, Applications Engineering Manager at Synopsys
Ralf Leutz, General Manager at Leopil
Ramana Pamidighantam, Research & Development Director at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology
Remi Wielandts, CTO at Wielandts UPMT
Rolando Ferrini, Managing Director at PHABULOuS Pilot Line
Ross Micali, National Work Based Learning Coordinator at Monroe Community College
Sara Mautino, HM hot spot & MIUR at Researcher and Teacher
Sonja Pfeuffer, Head of Marketing and Communications at Multiphoton Optics
Stephan Hellmann, Marketing Manager at Changzhou Xingyu Automotive Lighting Systems
Stephan Marauska, Head of Operations at OQmented
Stephan Prinz, Product Manager at DELO Industrial Adhesives
Suleyman Turgut, CRO at Luminit
Sven Frank, Sales Manager at Taylor Hobson
Taras Lisouski, CEO at EssentOptics
Thierry Lépine, Associate Professor at Institut d’Optique
Timo Vuorenpaa, CTO at Senop
Wilfried Jahn, CTO & Co-Founder at Silina
Yuriy Elesin, Design Engineer at NIL Technology
Yvan Sortais, Professor at Institut d’Optique Graduate School
Zhigang Qian, Partner at Xpand Venture Management


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