Dr. Pfluegl received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria and his M.S. in Applied Physics from the University of Regensburg, Germany in 2002. From 2006 to 2010, he worked as a Research Associate at Harvard University in the group of Prof. Federico Capasso. His PhD and postdoctoral work focused on the development of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology and QCL-based instruments and led to several high profile collaborations with world-renowned industrial partners. In 2010, he co-founded Eos Photonics, where he served as VP of R&D and later as COO. Besides operational functions, he oversaw the development and commercialization of QCL array technology, a role he continues at Pendar. Dr. Pfluegl has authored or coauthored more than 50 technical papers and more than 100 conference proceeding papers/presentations. He has also authored or co-authored numerous granted and provisional patents.