EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Photonic Integrated Circuits for Sensing Applications

28 September 2020

15:00 – 17:00 CEST


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Photonic sensors based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) find application in different markets such as medical, environmental, structural monitoring, agriculture and industrial as they provide miniaturized, high sensitive devices that allow direct detection in real-time. This meeting will join the entire supply chain in the development of PIC-based sensors from modelling to manufacturing including new trends and 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


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


Anna has acquired a Ph.D. in Physics. Currently in the position of Vice President of Business Development at Technobis tft-fos.

Anna Nikiel
Vice President of Business Development at Technobis
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Eric Aguilar is a leader in sensor development & integration for robotics. He’s worked at leading self-driving vehicle companies (Google X, Tesla, Argo.ai) as a lead product integrator for sensors.

Eric Aguilar
CEO and Co-Founder Omnitron Sensors at Omnitron Sensors
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Innovation expert leading projects on the development of sensor systems for white goods and liaising/networking with Universities and R&D centers in Italy and abroad to explore innovative solutions/products.

Dr. Patrick Leisching is currently working as Senior Vice President R&D at TOPTICAs headquarter in Munich (Germany) managing an R&D team of more than 80 highly qualified engineers and researchers.

Patrick Leisching
Senior Vice President R&D at TOPTICA Photonics
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She is a senior manager with strong technological experience in photonics technology (discrete and integrated optics) and focused strategic vision on innovation.

General Manager of LUMENSIA SENSORS with a 20 years track record in industrial photonics application development. Wide expertise in technology transfer to industry, valorisation, business planning and exploitation.


Adrien Billat, Sales and Application Manager at Teem Photonics
Alain Delpy, Business Development Manager at SOITEC
Alberto Micco, Engineer at Often Medical
Alessio Corazza, Business Development Manager at SAES Getters
Aljoscha Schu, Area Sales Manager – Europe at ficonTEC
Amir Ghadimi, Expert in Photonics at CSEM
Andreas Umbach, CEO at  AUCCEPT Consulting
Andreas Frangen, Account Manager at Toppan Photomasks
Angela Seddon, Professor of Inorganic Materials at University of Nottingham
Angus Bell, Lead Technologist at Emerson
Anton Stroganov, Technical Project Manager at LIGENTEC
Asa Asadollahbaik, Entrepreneur/Scientist at Uni Stuttgart
Axel Bertholds, Managing Director at SENSOPTIC
Azamat Kenesbekov, Characterisation Engineer at Caeleste
Benedetto Troia, Product Lead at Huawei Technologies Research & Development
Benjamin Bernard, Unit Process Development Expert at Infineon Technologies
Bill Bottoms, Chairman at 3MTS
Borja Jerez, Photonic Product Engineer at Arquimea Research Center
Bruno Gross, General Manager at Thorlabs
Clément Javerzac-Galy, Co-CEO at Miraex
Cor Schepens, Business Development Manager at Applied Nanolayers
Corrado Sciancalepore, Photonics Material Expert at SOITEC
Daniel Schall, CEO at Black Semiconductor
Dariusz Świerad, Business Development Manager at Fluence
Denis Boudreau, Product Leader at Excelitas
Dirk Müller, Strategic Marketing at Coherent
Dmitry Solomentsev, Head of Yandex LiDAR at Yandex
Dominic Gallagher, CEO at Photon Design
Douglas Aguiar, CEO at PhotonPath
Douglas Harshbarger, Director at Corning
Eric Janssen, Program Manager at Prodrive Technologies
Errico Armandillo, Senior Space Optics Advisor & Program Board at Eventech
Etienne Friedrich, Product & Projects Manager at Solifos
Euclides Chuma, R&D Manager at Photonics Innovation Institute
Eytan Dreifuss, Director of Sales and Business Development at Waldytech
Fatemeh Jessen-Hansen, Optical Engineer at Space Inventor
Felix Betschon, CEO at vario-optics
Frank Ernst, Business Development Manager at NTS
Frederic Boeuf, Innovative Initiative & Solution Senior Manager at STMicroelectronics
Geoffrey Duggan, Senior Product Sales Manager – EMEA at Ansys Lumerical
George Avdikos, Project manager at Hphos
Gerard van den Eijkel, Business Director at DEMCON Focal
Giuseppe Antonacci, CEO at Specto Photonics
Giuseppe Coppola, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at PhotonDelta
Glenn George, Managing Director at Bay Photonics
Hannes Fachberger, Project manager at PROFACTOR
Hans Dijk, CCO at Surfix
Heiko Leppin, System Architect LiDAR at Continental
Heiner Zwickel, Researcher at ZEISS Innovation Hub
Helmut Fritz, Engineer at FDS Dosimetriesysteme
Henrik Madsen, CEO at SPIO System
Hermann Moos, Head of Technology Scouting & Product Manager at Finetech
Hugo Boesten, Project Solutions Director at Tegema
Chris Couch, Staff Field Application Engineer at Automotive Sensors TE
Chris Maloney, Director of Business Development at VPIphotonics
Christian Pies, Head of Process and Application Lab at Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik
Christian Neumeyr, CEO at Vertilas
İbrahim Ölçer, Enterpreneur at Bogazici University
Iñigo Artundo, CEO at VLC Photonics
Ivan Kostadinov, R&D at PROAMBIENTE
Ivan Nikitskiy, Material Engineer at Soitec
Jad Sabek, Postdoc in SiN PICs Technology at IMB-CNM
James Greene, CEO at MedLumics
Jason Rouse, Electronics Marketing Manager at Sekisui Chemical
Jennifer Karrer, Senior Scientist at QuantaRed Technologies
Jeroen Duis, CCO at PHIX Photonics
Jimena Garciaromeu, CEO at Alcyon Photonics
Joanna Bendyna, Development Manager at Mintres
Johann Lomsek, Business Development & Sales at Robooptic Systems
John Earnhardt, Sales Manager at OFS
Jonas Wielandts, CFO at Wielandts UPMT
Jörg Nowack, CEO at Ephemer
Jörg Smolenski, Business Development Manager at Nanoscribe
Kalaga Madhav, Head of Astrophotonics innoFSPEC at Leibniz-institut für Astrophysik Potsdam
Kfir Ben Yehuda, President / CEO at Lahat Technologies
Kiyoshi Miyashita, Business Development Manager at Asahi Kasei Microdevices
Ksenija Varga, Key Account Manager at FujiFilm Electronic Materials
Kurt Tiefenthaler, CEO at Artificial Sensing Instruments ASI
Kyle Kennedy, Technical Marketing Engineer at CST Global
Lalitha Ponnampalam, Senior Researcher at University College London
Loïc Deyra, Business Development at ALPhANOV
Lorenzo Occhi, Head Competence Center Sensors at Maschinenfabrik Rieter
Maksym Plakhotnyuk, CEO at ATLANT 3D Nanosystems
Marc Beusenberg, Director of R&D at IMS
Mark Day, Business Development Manager at Quantum Technologies
Mark Hsu, Principal Engineer at TSMC
Markus Rossi, Vice President & Head of Innovation Office at ams
Markus Wiederspahn, Project Manager Campaign Management at Physik Instrumente
Martin Rost, Interim Director of Engineering at PLX
Masoud Amirkhani, Head of Department Chip and Product Development at nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies
Mathias Cornelissen, Application Engineer at II-VI HighYag
Matthew Currie, Head of Sales and Marketing at Broadex Technologies
Michael Geiselmann, Managing Director at LIGENTEC
Michael Hornung, Managing Director at AMO
Mike Richardson, Managing Director at Photonic Insights
Milan Mashanovitch, CEO at Freedom Photonics
Mohamed Fouda, Co-founder at OPTIUS
Nandish Mehta, Research Scientist at Nvidia
Neng Liu, Photonic Support Engineer at CMC Microsystems
Nikolaus Flöry, Business Development Manager at vario optics
Nozomu Matsui, President at Lumibird Japan
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer, Entrepreneur & Technology Analyst at Edgar Technologies & Faster Capital
Pascal Deladurantaye, Product Line Manager at TeraXion
Patrick Runge, Head of Photodetector Group at Fraunhofer HHI
Pentti Karioja, Principal Scientist at VTT
Peter van Arkel, Consultant at Berenschot
Peter Harmsma, Scientist at TNO
Peter O’Brien, Head of Research Group at Tyndall National Institute
Petteri Uusimaa, Vice Presicent & CTO at Modulight
Pierre Jenouvrier, CTO at LYNRED
Reinhard Pusch, Advisor at RoodMicrotec
Rob Lennox, Director of Sales at Eblana Photonics
Robert Boks, Regional Sales Manager at DELO Industrial Adhesives
Roberto Panepucci, Senior Researcher at Centro de Tecnologia da Informação – Ministry of Science and Technology Brazil
Robin de Bruijn, Business Development Director at Philips
Ronald Broeke, CEO/CTO at Bright Photonics
Ruth Houbertz, President & Founder at Multiphoton Optics
Ryan Sacco, Market Intelligence Analyst at II-VI
Sandro Mengali, Director at CREO
Selwan Ibrahim, R&D Manager at Optics11
Shiva Rai, Strategic Marketing Manager at Applied Materials
Stefan Mohrdiek, Head Functional Packaging at CSEM
Stefano Prandoni, Sales Director Europe at Bandwidth10
Stephan Marauska, Head of Operations at OQmented
Steven Huang, Product Manager at Applied Optoelectronics
Suleyman Turgut, Chief Revenue Officer at Luminit
Sylvie Menezo, CEO at SCINTIL Photonics
Thomas Trexler, Director of Marketing, Wafer-Level Test and Burn-In at Aehr Test
Tobias Müller, CTO at AIXEMTEC
Tobias Gnausch, Product Manager Test & Measurement at Jenoptik Optical Systems
Tolga Tekin, Scientist at Fraunhofer IZM
Toshio Morioka, Professor at DTU
Udo Fetzer, Key Account Manager Specialty Fiber at OFS optics
Wei Li, CEO at iTechRe
Wilfried Noell, Director R&D at SUSS MicroOptics
Wouter Westerveld, R&D Engineer at Imec
Yukari Yata, New Business Development at DNP


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 Sharara Qasemova: sharara.qasemova@epic-assoc.com; mobile: +420 775465552