Kurt Vogel, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology:
Kurt came to us with a premier history of product development and release.
Juan Pino Ph.D., Staff 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.
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.
Brenden Villars, M.S., Staff Scientist:
Brenden studied at the Colorado School of Mines where the bulk of his research experience was focused on solid-state laser design as it pertains to ultrafast laser systems as well as high-power LED-pumped lasers. Brenden has a strong background in machining and CAD modeling. Brenden also has gained significant experience in the design, manufacturing and testing of compact optoelectronic devices.
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.