Jose Pozo

Chief Technology Officer, Optica

Jose Pozo joined Optica in March 2022, and has spent more than 25 years working in photonics. He earned a PhD in quantum physics from the University of Bristol (U.K.), and an M.Sc. and B.Eng. in telecom engineering from UPNA, Spain / VUB (Belgium). Prior to joining the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) in 2015 as CTO, Jose was a Senior Photonics Technology Consultant with PNO Consultants, with some of the main accounts such as CERN, Thales, and TE Connectivity. He has worked at TNO, The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he contributed to the early development of EFFECT Photonics.

Photo 193216322 | Business Challenge © Designer491 |
Dreamstime Xxl 193216322
Executive Forum

The top four business challenges facing today’s photonic integrated circuit (PIC) market

Oct. 31, 2023
Technology and production challenges are obstacles, but perhaps even more, environmental and business concerns present increasing difficulties in fanning the flames of the emerging...
Photo 156892163 | Ai © Kanawat |
Dreamstime Xxl 156892163
Executive Forum

Three steps to meeting photonic device demands in today’s market

Oct. 10, 2023
Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and laser diodes have the potential to address today’s barriers—but only if they can keep pace with market demand.
(Courtesy of Spark Photonics)
A passive chip from one of the AIM Photonics PIC Kits being optically characterized at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.
Executive Forum

From manufacturing to insurance to the vanguard of an emerging technology industry

Sept. 28, 2023
How the unique career path of Kevin McComber, co-founder and CEO of Spark Photonics, shaped his company’s trajectory—and spurred him to address one of advanced technology industries...