Company Overview

We envision a future where chemical analysis and discovery is driven by intelligent autonomous chemistry systems– anytime, anywhere.

Our team is paving the way to this future by fusing innovative hardware with machine learning algorithms guided by expert knowledge of molecular spectroscopy. Our products are elegantly designed with a human touch to help you navigate complexity. Pendar’s platforms help identify and detect materials, determine optimal chemical reaction pathways, and perceive the health of a human organ. By providing clear actionable results and interpretations, our solutions enable users to focus on their primary objectives: discovering and scaling-up new chemistries, responding to emergencies, and saving lives.

Our team previously brought handheld spectroscopy to the field, founded two successful venture-backed companies, and pioneered Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs). We are a vertically integrated company of scientists, engineers, and innovators building our own software, spectroscopy platforms, and laser systems from the ground-up. Pendar’s solutions leverage our core capabilities into uniquely insightful products for the pharmaceutical, safety & security, and medical markets.


Pendar’s people bring diverse experience in technology and business, and a drive to bring scientific innovation to challenging fields.

Daryoosh Vakhshoori, PhD

Founder, CEO

Federico Capasso, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Board Member

Masud Azimi, PhD

Co-Founder, VP of Opto-Mechanical Engineering

Romain Blanchard, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Peili Chen, PhD

Co-Founder, Principal Scientist

Laurent Diehl, PhD

Co-Founder; Principal Scientist, IR Platform

Seamus Fogarty

Chief Financial Officer

Christian Pfluegl, PhD

Co-Founder; Senior Director, IR Platform

Padraic Romfh, BS, MBA

Co-Founder, Director of Clinical Business Development

Greg Vander Rhodes, PhD

Co-Founder, Principal Software Architect

Tobias Mansuripur, PhD

Director of New Platforms

Creating truly cutting edge products means working with a world-class team. We are always looking for experts who can contribute to our projects. If you are interested in bringing your skills to work with us, please submit a resume to careers@pendar.com.

Pendar Technologies is an equal opportunity employer.

Notice to 3rd party agencies:

Pendar Technologies is not accepting unsolicited resumes from recruiters, search firms, or employment agencies and we do not accept unsolicited phone calls from such agents. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Pendar by any method (including via mail, fax, or email) will be considered the property of Pendar Technologies. Pendar will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Pendar will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Pendar may periodically supplement our internal recruitment efforts by seeking assistance from temporary/permanent placement services from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. Should the need arise, the HR Department will reach out directly to seek such services.

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