Precision Electro-Optic, Waveguide, and Laser Technologies

Research and Development Staff

Jeremy Shugrue, Electrical Engineer:

Jeremy is a multi-disciplinary electrical engineer proficient at collaborating with mechanical engineers and physicists to develop instruments from prototype to final product. He graduated with a BSEE from the University of Colorado in 2011. He has experience in designing mixed-signal analog circuits and digital systems with embedded firmware for both R&D projects and production. As an engineer at Vescent, he was responsible for the industrial design of the ICE box and the electrical design of many of it sub-modules including high current laser diode drivers and high-speed clock systems. He has also designed the drive electronics for the SEEOR mini-beamsteerer as well as other liquid crystal drivers.

Juan Pino, Ph.D., Principal Scientist

Juan Pino joins us from JILA, where he recently earned his Ph.D. under Dr. Eric Cornell and Dr. Deborah Jin. Juan’s Ph.D. work focused on novel, shot-noise limited measurement techniques of Bose-Einstein condensates. While at JILA Dr. Pino developed a strong background in optics, modeling, electronics, and the design and construction of cold-atom experiments. Recently Juan has been applying the lessons he learned at JILA to the non-mechanical designs being incorporated into the next-generation of Vescent products.

Mike Ziemkiewicz

Mike Ziemkiewicz, Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Mike earned his Ph.D. under Dr. David Nesbitt at JILA before completing a postdoc at UC Berkeley. He has worked extensively with different photonics systems and has done experiments, using light produced by infrared, ultraviolet, and X-ray lasers. Most of this work has involved using lasers to dynamically control and observe physical process occurring on fast timescales ranging from femtoseconds to nanoseconds. He also has extensive experience with developing algorithms for simulation, control, and analysis of complex scientific and technical problems.

Dr. Mark Yeo

Mark Yeo, Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Mark Yeo earned his Ph.D. under Dr. Jun Ye at JILA.  For his graduate work, Mark worked on the laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping of dipolar molecules.  While at JILA, Mark gained expertise in a wide range of laser systems including frequency combs, dye lasers and ECDL systems as well as developing a strong grounding in servo systems, electronics and designing cold AMO experiments.