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FFF & OSA-GU Career Seminar with Christian Reimer, Co-founder and Head of Product at HyperLight

Science and Information Technology

The event is a career seminar organised by FFF and the OSA-GU Student Chapter.

9 Dec 2020
16:30 - 18:00
Zoom (link will be sent out one hour before the event starts)

FFF and OSA-GU Student Chapter

The OSA Chapter of Gothenburg together with the Association of Graduate Students in Physics (FFF) will organise an online career talk by Christian Reimer, Co-founder and Head of Product at HyperLight.

About the talk

In the scientific part of his talk, Christian will give an introduction to the field of integrated photonics with thin-film lithium niobate, with a  focus on electro-optic applications, as well as recent progress on transforming the field from chip-based proof-of-concept realizations for wafer-scale production. In the professional development section, he will then share his experience transitioning from academia to a start-up company. He will talk about differences and similarities in the work environment, what to expect in terms of tasks and responsibilities, and explain how salaries at start-ups can include combinations of equity and incentives.

Title: Electro-optics with thin film lithium niobite and what it is like to work at a start-up company

Christian Reimer

Dr. Christian Reimer is a physicist and entrepreneur working in the fields of nonlinear optics, integrated photonics and quantum optics. He received graduate degrees from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and the National Institute of Scientific Research in Canada. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, before becoming Co-Founder and Head of Product of HyperLight Corporation. HyperLight, a Venture-Capital funded start-up out of Harvard University, is specialized on integrated lithium niobate technologies for ultra-high performance photonic solutions.