Ray T. Chen, Ph.D., CEO/CTO
Ray Chen is the Keys and Joan Curry/Cullen Trust Endowed Chair Professor at The University of Texas Austin. Dr. Chen served as the CTO, Founder, and Chairman of the Board of Radiant Research, Inc. from 2000 to 2001, where he raised 18 million dollars A-Round funding to commercialize polymer-based photonic devices involving over twenty patents, which were acquired by Finisar in 2002, a publicly traded company in the Silicon Valley (NASDAQ:FNSR). He also serves as the founder and Chairman of the Board of Omega Optics Inc. since its initiation in 2001. Dr.Chen’s group at UT Austin has reported its research findings in more than 970 publications, including over 100 invited papers and 74 patents with total citation of ~18,000 and H Index 54. He has chaired or been a program-committee member for more than 130 domestic and international conferences organized by IEEE, SPIE (The International Society of Optical Engineering), OSA, and PSC. He has served as an editor, co-editor or coauthor for over twenty books. Chen has also served as a consultant for various federal agencies and private companies and delivered numerous invited talks to professional societies. Chen is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, and SPIE.
Hamed Dalir, Ph.D., SBIR/STTR Principal Investigator
Dr. Dalir received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Prior joining to Omega Optics, Dr. Dalir was a associate researcher at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the University of California Berkeley in 2015 and 2016, respectively. His current research interests include design, fabrication, and characterization of III/V hybrid integrated nanophotonic silicon devices used in optical interconnects and RF sensing, including highly linear broadband graphene optical modulators, high-speed subvolt low-dispersion E.A modulator based on Bragg reflector waveguide, and transverse-coupled-cavity VCSELs. As the first author Dr. Dalir has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals and conferences. Dr. Dalir holds 6 issued and 4 pending patents on ultra-high speed devices as well as LiDAR. Dr. Dalir has served as a principle investigator for multiple projects supported by NASA, NIST, DoD, Fuji Xerox and Broadcom. Dr. Dalir is a senior member of Optical Society of America (OSA),a senior member of IEEE and committee and session chair of SPIE.
Jong-Dug Shin, Ph.D., Sr. Development Engineer
Dr. Jong-Dug Shin received the BS degree in Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, the MS degree in ECE from the University of Texas at Austin, and the Ph.D. degree in EE from Texas A&M University, in 1981, 1987, and 1991, respectively.
From 1991 to 1995, he was a senior member of engineering staff at ETRI in Korea. In 1995, he joined the School of Electronic Engineering, Soongsil University, Korea, where he has served as Professor until Feb. 2018 and is now an Emeritus Professor. He was a Visiting Professor at Alcatel USA working as a full-time employee and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin from August 2001 to July 2002 and August 2008 to July 2011, respectively. He served as a Program Manager for the Korea Research Foundation in 2006. He also serves as a reviewer for the IEEE PTL, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Optical Engineering, Optics Express, IEEE Sensor Journal, Journal of Communications and Networks, and several conferences such as the IEEE Globecom, ICC, etc. Dr. Shin was a co-chair of the ONS symposium for the IEEE Globecom 2011 and was an international program committee member for the ARP 2009, a TPC member for the IEEE ICC 2011, the IEEE Globecom 2007-8 and 2010-17, the OECC2005, and the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium 2003-4. He also served as a TPC co-chair of the COOC 2011 and has been a steering committee member of the COOC since then.
His research has focused on optically controlled phased-array antenna systems, optical-phased array, optical sensors, and optical packet/burst switching systems. His research interests also include all-optical microwave signal processing, radio-over-fiber, optical communication system, and optical devices and subsystems.
He is a senior member of the IEEE Photonics Society and the IEEE Communications Society, a lifelong member of Korean Institute of Communications and Sciences and the Institute of Electronic Engineers in Korea, and a fellow of the Optical Society of Korea.
Xiaochuan Xu, Ph.D., Sr. Packaging Engineer
Dr. Xiaochuan Xu received his PhD in Electrical Engineering, specializing in integrated photonics, from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics Electronics, specializing in nonlinear optics and fiber lasers, from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Dr. Xu’s current research interests include subwavelength grating waveguide based integrated photonics for optical interconnect and sensing applications, integrated photonics in ultraviolet wavelength range, integrated microwave photonics for next generation RF communication and sensing, and inkjet printing and stamp printing based flexible photonics and electronics. Dr. Xu has served as a principle investigator for multiple projects supported by NASA, AFOSR, DOE and NIH. Dr. Xu has published over 90 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He holds three US patents on integrated photonics. He is a member of IEEE, OSA and SPIE.
Harish Subbaraman, Ph.D., Sr. Research Consultant
Dr. Subbaraman received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He obtained his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2004 from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India.
His current research areas include ink-jet printing and silicon nanomembrane based flexible electronic and photonic devices; optical true-time-delay; phased array antennas; RF photonics; polymer photonics; and slow-light photonic crystal waveguides. He has served as a PI on 11 SBIR/STTR projects from NASA, Air Force and Navy. Dr. Subbaraman has 7 issued and pending patents and has over 100 publications in refereed journals and conferences. He is a member of IEEE, member of SPIE, and OSA.
John M. Taboada, Ph.D., J.D., Legal Consultant/ Patent Attorney
General Legal Counsel and board member; John is the founder of Taboada Research Instruments, Inc. John is also the founder of Taboada Law Firm. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and JD degree from the Law School at the University of Texas, Austin.
Charlie Chu, M.B.A, – Consultant Marketing
VP, Marketing & Operation, G2L International, Inc. Ontario, Canada
Executive Board Director, R Street International, Inc., Taiwan
VP, Operation, Princeton, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
VP, RF Link, LTD. New York, NY
Deputy Chief- of -Staff, Combined Service Forces, Taiwan
Director, Defense Procurement Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, Washington, DC
Gloria Chen, M.B.A, Contracts Manager, and Sales
Gloria Chen is the Contracts Manager. She has worked more than 30 years in various industries both international and domestic in the fields of operation, operational instruction, training, administration, business development, marketing, as well as various senior management positions. She received MBA degree in 1998 from Southeastern University in Washington DC.