Dr. Daryoosh Vakhshoori is the founder, CEO and President of Pendar Technologies. He brings over 21 years of experience in the opto-electronic industry, leading research, developing new products, and building successful high-tech businesses. Dr. Vakhshoori has authored numerous publications and holds 53 filed or pending patents in the field of photonics and semiconductor devices.. He was a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, later Lucent Technologies. Dr. Vakhshoori was a cofounder of CoreTek Inc. (1996-2002), a high-tech company that developed novel tunable laser and optical filters for the telecommunication market based on micro-electromechanical (MEM) technology. He founded Ahura Scientific (2002-2010), with the aim of moving advanced spectroscopic techniques out of scientific laboratories into the hands of non-specialist field operators. In 2010, Thermo-Fisher Scientific acquired the company. Dr. Vakhshoori founded Pendar Medical in 2011, whose medical device development efforts continue following the merger with Eos Photonics. He received his B.S. from the University of California at Irvine and holds a Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics from the University of California at Berkeley.