With the support of the University of Toronto, Michael founded Inometrix Inc. in 2007. He has since played an integral role in the commercialization of Inometrix technologies, securing >$0.5M in grant and research funding. His research activities led to the development of Virtual Reference™ Interferometry, a key technology in the Inometrix product line. He has special interests in classical and quantum optics, photonics, interferometry, optical characterization, mobile sensing, imaging, nano-photonics, optics/photonics applications in space, advanced manufacturing techniques (additive manufacturing/3D printing), software/app development and systems design. He is also an avid science communicator with a keen interest in increasing the scientific/engineering literacy of the next generation. Michael holds 3 United States patents and is first author of numerous peer reviewed research articles. Michael brings over 8 years of experience in the development and commercialization of products and technologies. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, where he was a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar of the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council. He is also a co-founder of VidyaSmart Inc., a company focused on hands on educational devices for optics.
Simarjeet S. Saini,PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Simarjeet is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo and a member of the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. His research interest spans semiconductor and plasmonic nanostructures, mid-infrared interband cascade lasers, bio chemical sensors, low cost photonic devices and systems, development of photonics education tools and monolythic/hybrid integration of photonic devices. He is also a co-founder of VidyaSmart Inc., a company focused on hands on educational devices for optics.