Dr. Masud Azimi has over 18 years’ experience in both technical and management in the spectroscopy and photonic industry. Through his career, he has successfully led cross-functional research, product development, and manufacturing teams. Dr. Azimi received his BS in Electronic Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University. He has authored and coauthored 29 awarded patents, 39 pending patent applications and more than 20 journal and conference papers. He started his career as research engineer at ITRC where he focused on fabrication and processing of optical fibers from 1986 through 1989. After obtaining his PhD in 1996 he co-founded CoreTek, Inc. and served as research scientist and director. He co-founded Ahura Scientific where, serving as VP, he led all the photonic platform development and manufacturing-transfer of the company’s flagship hand held products. After acquisition of Ahura Scientific by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2010, he continued his efforts in the development of new photonic spectroscopy products. He was a co-founder of Pendar Medical and is leading development of opto-mechanical systems at Pendar Technologies.