Ray T. Chen, Ph.D., Founder and CTO

Dr. Ray Chen received his BS degree in Physics from National Tsing-Hua University in 1980 in Taiwan and his MS degree in physics in 1983 and his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988, both from the University of California.

Dr. Chen’s research areas of interest are focused on three main subjects: 1. Nano-photonic passive and active devices for optical interconnect applications, 2.Polymer-based guided-wave optical interconnection and packaging, and 3. True time delay (TTD) wide band phased array antenna (PAA).

Dr.Chen also served as the CTO/founder and chairman of the board of Radiant Research from 2000 to 2001 where he raised 18 million dollars A-Round funding to commercialize polymer-based photonic devices. Dr. Ray Chen also holds the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professorship at the University of Texas, Austin.

Swapnajit Chakravarty, Ph.D., Chief Scientist

Dr. Swapnajit Chakravarty obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering, specializing in optoelectronics and nanophotonics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2007. He obtained his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2001 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Electronic Materials and Devices) from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. Prior to joining Omega Optics, Dr. Chakravarty held a research scientist position at Philips Lumileds Lighting Company in the Device Development Division, and an Applications Development Engineer position at KLA-Tencor in the Reticle and Photomask Inspection Division (RAPID).

Dr. Chakravarty has been an active researcher in photonic crystal microcavity devices. His research area includes electrically and optically injected 2D photonic crystal lasers and light emitting arrays and photonic crystal sensors. His recent research interest is to utilize photonic crystal slot waveguide devices and photonic crystal microcavity devices for optical sensing and spectroscopy. Dr. Chakravarty is proficient with optical device design and fabrication, and has solid foundation in semiconductors, integrated optics and photonic crystal sensing. Dr. Chakravarty has over 50 publications in refereed journals and conferences. Dr. Chakravarty holds 11 issued and pending patents on various aspects of nanophotonic sensing. Dr. Chakravarty is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Senior Member of SPIE.

Xiaochuan Xu, Ph.D., Sr. Research Scientist

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.

Hamed Dalir, Ph.D., Research Scientist

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 postdoctoral researcher at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and postdoctoral research associate at 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. He has published as the first author about 70 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals and conferences. Dr. Dalir holds 6 issued and 1 pending patents on ultra-high speed devices. Dr. Dalir is a member of Optical Society of America (OSA) and fellow of JSPS.

Naimei Tang, Ph.D., Sr. Research Scientist

Dr. Naimei Tang received her B.S. in Chemistry from Jilin University in 1984 and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China in 1996. Since then, she has held several position, including Research Associate in Dept. of Surgery at VA hospital, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Dept. of Rheumatology, at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. From 2006-2012, Dr. Tang was Assistant Professor in Division of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Since 2009, Dr. Tang has served as Clinical Trial Investigator/Assistant Professor at the National Center National Center of Vermiculite and Asbestos related Cancer (NCVAC), Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. She has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. At Wayne State University. Dr. Tang was the PI and co-PI in several grants from NIH and EPA for the development of biomarkers for breast cancer and mesothelioma respectively. At Omega Optics, Dr. Tang works on the biochemistry aspects of the XtremeSens Diagnostics platform and identification of new biomarkers and new products and markets for XtremeSens Diagnostics.

Harish Subbaraman, Ph.D., Sr. Research Scientist

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.

Gloria Chen, M.B.A, Contracts Manager, Marketing 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.