James studied Physics and Computing and then went to Brunel University
where he worked on optics for his Ph.D. He subsequently did post-doctoral
work in the same field. He joined Bookham Technology when the company
was in its very early stages and was involved, as a member of the
management team, in Bookham's fast growth phase leading up to its
IPO in 2000. During this period he was responsible for product engineering
before moving on to become Director of Marketing.
In 2001 James joined Teem Photonics as VP of Business Development
& Marketing developing the companies growth strategies, exiting
the company following a successful fund raising round in 2003. Dr
McKenzie's interests cover all aspects of the optical and high-technology
world, especially the correct fit of technology to market needs. James
joined Mesophotonics in March 2003 with a mission to accelerate the
transition to a commercial business. He is a member of the Institute
of Physics, and is a Chartered Engineer.
Nigel is cofounder of CFO Solutions Ltd, a company specialising in
providing financial leadership to early stage companies. CFO
Solutions Ltd is contracted to provide CFO services to Mesophotonics
and was founded in 2003 by Nigel Souster, formally a partner at PWC
with over 20 years financial management experience.
Dr Stephen Allen
VP Analytical Business
Steve has more than 20 years experience in the life sciences instrument
industry, with considerable knowledge of the development and commercialisation
of new products. Most recently he was Head of Mettler-Toledo's Automated
Chemistry Division from 2000 to 2004, during which time he was responsible
for the acquisition and integration of a series of companies focused
on drug discovery tools.
Prior to this role, he was Vice President of European Operations for
Perkin-Elmer Instruments. Between 1983 and 1998 Steve held a series
of senior management positions in the UK and US for PE Corporation
(now Applera Corp), including General Manager of a spectroscopy business
and Vice President of Product Development. Steve has a PhD in Chemistry
from Nottingham University.
David joined Mesophotonics in Sept 2005 to manage sales for the Klarite
product line. Prior to joining Mesophotonics David was European Sales
Manager for ABB Bomem, selling their line of FT-IR spectrometers into
petrochemical refining, chemical, semiconductor and pharmaceutical
David started his career in commercial spectroscopy in 1996 at Procal
Analytics, joining ABB in 1998.
Dr Majd Zoorob
Research and IP Manager
Majd is one of the founders of Mesophotonics Ltd, and the intellectual
property (IP) generated as part of Majd's PhD and Martin Charlton's
PhD form the basis of Mesophotonics' patent portfolio. Majd is responsible
for directing the company's research work and managing the company's
IP, as well as key theoretical and numerical modelling work.
Engineering and Production Manager
Karen joined the company in 2004 and fronts the product development
and production teams at Mesophotonics. In 1998 Karen gained an MSc
in Modern and Applied Optics at the University of Reading which included
a placement at Sharp Labs Europe.
Karen then joined Bookham Technology where she managed several WDM
telecom products from inception to production until leaving in 2003
to join Point Source. Karen then spent a year at Point Source developing