President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Analog Photonics. He is also an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineer and Computer Science at MIT where he is the principal investigator of the DARPA E-PHI and DODOS programs. At MIT he demonstrated state-of-the-art silicon photonic devices such as electro-optic modulators, optical filters, and large-scale optical phased arrays on the first 300mm silicon photonics electronics-photonics with heterogenous integration of CMOS. Prior to MIT, he was a Principal Member of Technical Staff and Sandia National Labs where he led their silicon photonics effort. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of AIM photonics, the $600M public-private partnership to advance the state of photonic manufacturing in the United States.


Director of Photonics Integration

Ehsan is the director of Photonics Integration of Analog Photonics. After his PhD at Georgia Institute of Technology developing integrated visible photonics devices in Silicon Nitride he joined MIT’s photonics microsystems group as a postdoctoral researcher and helped develop the fabless CMOS-Photonics integration technology. He also demonstrated the highest power erbium doped laser on silicon chips. Since 2013 he has been the technical lead on Analog Photonics projects in charge of design, manufacturing, and test of silicon photonics digital to analog convertors, ultrafast pulse characterization chips, microwave photonics designs, and phased arrays. He is the coauthor of more than 80 journal and conference papers in silicon photonics.


Director of Engineering

Diedrik is the Director of Engineering of Analog Photonics. Diedrik brings more than 10 years of experience in the field of commercializing silicon photonics technology. After his Ph.D. at Ghent University/IMEC where his work on Silicon Photonics Fiber-To-The-Home transceivers was commercialized by a university spin-off Caliopa, later on acquired by Huawei, he joined Acacia Communications and worked there as a principal member of the silicon photonics team, bringing the first silicon photonics 100G coherent transceiver to market for metro and long-haul applications. In 2015 he joined the Photonics Microsystems Group at MIT as a Research Scientist. Diedrik has more than 50 papers and conference contributions in letters, journals and conferences and is the inventor of 15 patents.


Director of PDK Development

Erman Timurdogan is the Director of PDK development at Analog Photonics (AP). He is defining the roadmap and leading the documentation, design and verification of APSUNY process design kit (PDK). His focus is electronic-photonic components for high speed communications and low power photonic systems. Before joining AP, he received his Ph. D. and M. S. in electrical engineering and computer science in 2016 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During his studies at MIT, he demonstrated ultra low power silicon modulators, a 3D integrated silicon electronic-photonic communication link and the first silicon based efficient second harmonic generator, all on 300mm silicon-on-insulator wafers. He authored over 65 peer-reviewed conference, journal publications and issued patents which were cited over 1000 times. He has 3 publications in Nature Publishing Group.


Executive Assistant to Michael R. Watts




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