|Dr. Ir. Boudewijn Docter – EFFECT Photonics
Dr. Ir. Boudewijn Docter obtained his masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Twente University in 2002. After working with BBV Software, Kymata and Alcatel Optronics he obtained his PhD degree in photonics from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2009. In 2010 he co-founded the company EFFECT Photonics, where he is currently CTO and responsible for the PIC development programs.
| Ronald Broeke – BRIGHT Photonics BV
Ronald Broeke received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, on the design, fabrication and characterization of photonics integrated circuits
(PIC) for WDM networks. He continued his research at the University of California at Davis on applications like optical cdma and arbitrary waveform generation. This was followed by several years at ASML, engaging in hands-on project management and business intelligence systems. He decided to combine his experiences and founded Bright Photonics B.V. – a PIC design house – With Bright he takes part in the European projects that lay(ed) the foundation for the foundry model for photonic ICs and with Bright he is serving customers world wide with PIC expertise.
| Jeroen Duis – TE Connectivity
Jeroen Duis received his Bachelor degree from the Technical University of Rijswijk in 2001. He then joined the TE Connectivity’s Fiber Optic Business Unit and currently holds a position as Technology Incubator and Engineering Manager. He has broad experience in: laser processing of glass fibres, WDM multiplexing, low loss interconnects (multi-and single- mode), low loss multifiber interconnects. Recent work has been focusing on next generation fiber to chip connectivity, designing short distance optical links for usage in mobile phones and high speed computing applications. He is the author and co-author of several publications and holds 9 patent applications in the field of optical interconnection technology.
| Pim Kat – Technobis
Pim Kat has a background in mechanical engineering. He worked as researcher at Hoogovens in the field of computer controlled motion (what is now mechatronics). He started his own company Technobis in 1996.
Technobis Group in 2014 consists of three companies Technobis Mechatronics (development and supply of OEM instruments), Technobis Fibre Technologies (sensing systems based on Integrated Optics) and Technobis IPPS (packaging services for integrated optical chips).
Besides being the CEO of the Group, Pim is involved in most of the R&D work for integrated photonics.
| Mike Wale – Oclaro
Prof. Michael Wale is Director Active Products Research at Oclaro, a major supplier of photonic components for the global optical communications market, based at Caswell, Northamptonshire, UK. Mike received his B.A., M.A. and D. Phil. degrees in physics from the University of Oxford. Since moving into industry in the early 1980s, he has been involved in many different aspects of research, development and manufacturing of photonic devices and systems, with particular emphasis on photonic integrated circuit technology. Alongside his role at Oclaro, where he has responsibility for strategic technology activities, he is Professor of Photonic Integration/Industrial Aspects at Eindhoven University of Technology and an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Prof. Wale is a member of the Executive Board of the European Technology Platform, Photonics21, and chairman of its Working Group on Design and Manufacturing of Optical Components and Systems.
| Hans Vermeulen – ASML
Hans Vermeulen works for ASML as a Senior Research Manager, responsible for research and pre-development in Mechatronics & Control and next generation EUV Lithography Systems. Research areas include, among others, system dynamics and control (motion and thermal control), high efficient actuators, high resolution sensor systems (position sensors, fiber optic strain and temperature sensors, and image sensors), advanced materials and manufacturing, thin film technologies, deformable optics and EUV optics life time.
Before joining ASML in 2007, he worked as System Architect and Project Leader for Philips CFT (lateron Philips Applied Technologies), and Philips Electronics North America Corporation (PENAC), among others, on the early development of the EUV Alpha Demo Tool for ASML, and the development of equipment for optical maskless lithography for FPD, and nano-imprint lithography for CMOS application.
After obtaining his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, he studied Mechatronics and got his MTD degree in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree on experimental design and prototype development of a ceramic optical diamond turning machine in 1999.
Since 2011, Hans is chairman of the National R&D Work Group Mechatronics for OEMs, SMEs and knowledge institutes, which targets the definition and execution of (inter)national collaborative research programs.
| Prof.Dr. Kevin Williams – Chairman
Kevin Williams heads the Photonic Integration group at Eindhoven University of Technology. He received his Bachelor and Doctoral degrees from the Universities of Sheffield and Bath.
He was awarded a Royal Society University research fellowship at the University of Bristol, U.K and in 2001 moved to the University of Cambridge, U.K., where he was elected Fellow at Churchill
College. In 2006, he came to Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands with a Marie Curie Chair and subsequently received an NWO Vici award to pursue research into large scale optoelectronic integrated circuits.