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 received his BS from the University of California at Irvine and holds a PhD in Quantum Electronics from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, later Lucent Technologies. Dr. Vakhshoori was a co-founder 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 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 in 2011 to create intelligent chemistry systems.