Left: Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV) system (Courtesy of CPV Consortium).
Above: The sun provides enough energy in one hour to meet our energy needs for an entire year.

Simon Fafard, Ph.D.

Founder and Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Simon Fafard brings 15 years of Optoelectronics experience covering the complete product development cycle: an established scientist with vision and recognized globally with accomplishments from innovative R&D, material research and engineering, new product design and prototyping, with deep knowledge of target markets from experience in technical customer support and product line management.

He thrives in various environments, having dedicated 7 years of his career establishing a prestigious nano-optics program in the national lab of IMS/NRC as a Senior Research Officer. He then evolved to the startup environment at Kymata Canada and to an established company with a complete portfolio of state-of-the-art products as a product Line Manager at Alcatel Optronics.

Dr. Fafard was an NSERC Postdoc fellow at the NSF-funded QUEST center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he holds a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Ottawa. He published over 125 articles in the scientific literature, wrote book chapters and several patents in the field of Nanostuctures.

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