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Steven G. Wallace, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Research & Development

Steven has 10 years of experience working for high technology companies of all sizes, including both publicly traded and private companies at mid- and late-stage venture funding. Steven joined Cyrium after 8 years at Spectra Physics (a division of Newport Corp. - Nasdaq: NEWP) where he was most recently Director of Product Development responsible for the development of a group of solid state lasers used primarily in the biomedical and instrumentation markets.

Steven’s previous assignment was as Director of Product Development at Picarro Canada, Ltd (formerly Blue Leaf Networks). Initially focused on the development, qualification and product release of a tunable telecom laser, his responsibilities shifted to the development of a blue solid state laser and later to an ultra-high sensitivity trace gas detection instrument based on Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy (CRDS). In November 2006, Spectra Physics acquired the laser business of Picarro, and Steven became Director of Product Development at the merged company.

Earlier in his career, Steven was a key technical contributor to numerous semiconductor laser development programs at Nortel Networks (Nasdaq; NRTLQ). These projects include two different tunable laser product platforms, high power DFB transmitters and high power (EDFA, RAMAN and VCSEL) optical pumps.

Steven holds a PhD and a Masters degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where his focus was on the design, fabrication and associated materials analysis and device characterization of a GaAs based external cavity, short pulse diode laser. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

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