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.

Jong-Dug Shin, Ph.D., Research Scientist

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.

May Hnin Hlaing, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Scientist

Dr. May H Hlaing received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in Optics from Delaware State University, Dover, DE, in 2020. Her research interests include optical sensors, optical spectroscopic techniques (wavelength modulation spectroscopy, and photothermal lensing, and Raman spectroscopy), photonic waveguides, remote sensing, and digital image processing in the fields of environmental and biomedical applications. She has 4 years of working in the telecommunication industry as an automation and software integration engineer, developing integration and automation software frameworks. She is a member of OSA, SPIE, and APS.

Ping-Tzan Huang, Ph.D., Research Scientist

Dr. Ping-Tzan Huang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan, in 2010, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 2012 and 2018, respectively. His research interests include image processing,  biomedical signal processing artificial intelligence applications, compressive sensing, and computer applications.

James Fan, M.S., Research Scientist

James received his M.S. degrees from from National Central University (Taiwan) in 2014. He has 5 years of working experiment in the gas analysis field as an R&D engineer, major work is customize-system integrate, analysis method research, analysis system hardware design/build-up and software development.

His current research areas include volatile organic compounds (VOCs) pretreat and analysis; environmental monitoring; semiconductor industry – clean room (AMC) monitoring; and gas calibration system.

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.

Charlee Chu, M.B.A, – Business Development

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.