Photonic and Quantum Career Case Studies

The following range of career case studies illustrates the diversity of career paths and employment opportunities available in photonics and quantum. The sample aims to provide examples across all career stages and roles, illustrate the diversity of career pathways that are possible and the passions that drive people in our industry.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who has agreed to make their personal career journey available to inspire others to join the wonderfully diverse and stimulating world of photonics. We aim to continue to expand the list and if you would be willing, able and interested in having your own career story featured please contact the PLG

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Jake Biele
Chief Executive Officer
Light Trace Photonics
Jake holds multiple positions, including: Chief Executive at Light Trace Photonics, a […]
Shahida Imani
Chief Executive Officer
Chromacity Ltd
CEO of Chromacity Ltd, ultrafast laser company based in Scotland, Shahida qualified as a […]
Karin Burger
Director Europe Operations
SPIE Europe
Karin is responsible for the execution of all European SPIE events, as well as liaising w […]
Alison McLeod
Senior Programme Manager (Photonics)
Technology Scotland
Alison is Technology Scotland's Senior Programme Manager for Photonics. She is responsibl […]
Andy Robertson
Chief Technology Officer
Bay Photonics
Andy is currently CTO and co-owner at photonic component manufacturing company, Bay Photo […]
Richard Carter
Associate Professor
Heriot Watt University
Richard took an undergraduate master’s in physics at the University of Edinburgh and then […]
Prof. Ric Allott
Director of Business Development
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Ric is currently Director of Business Development: Space, Technology and Facilities, at S […]
Sara Diegoli
Director of QuantIC
University of Glasgow
I have responsibility for providing strategic leadership and direction to QuantIC, the […]
David James Coathup
Post Doctorate Research Assistant
Wrexham Glyndwr University’s OpTIC Research Group
David works as a post doctorate research assistant at Wrexham Glyndwr University’s OpTIC […]
Katrina Morgan
Senior Research Fellow
University of Southampton
Katrina is a researcher at the University of Southampton, developing novel, next-generati […]
Cillian McPolin
Photonics Technologist
Digital Catapult
Cillian received his MSci and PhD degrees in physics from Queen’s University Belfast and […]
John Lincoln
Chief Executive
Photonics Leadership Group
John currently has portfolio of positions working concurrently as Chief Executive of t […]
Dr. Efstratios (Stratos) Kehayas
Chief Commercial Officer
Dr. Kehayas is currently the head of the global Commercial and Product Development teams […]

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