14 February 2022
Vector Photonics appoints Anna O’Dowd as design engineer
Photonic-crystal surface-emitting laser (PCSEL) firm Vector Photonics Ltd of Glasgow, Scotland, UK has appointed Anna O’Dowd as design engineer, responsible for the simulation development for the firm’s all-semiconductor PCSEL devices. O’Dowd has a first-class degree in Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology from Lancaster University, where she was the course representative and physics ambassador. She recently graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnoloy.
“Anna’s impressive mathematical, analytical, problem-solving and computational skills were apparent whilst she worked at Vector Photonics on her University of Glasgow MSc research project ‘Simulation of the Band Structure of PCSELs’,” comments chief technology officer Dr Richard Taylor. “Now, as a staff member, we will continue to develop her research expertise, RSoft CAD modeling experience and nanofabrication lab skills. We also hope her particle physics background will help us develop new levels of granularity in the simulation of our PCSELs, accelerating our entry into next-generation datacoms, additive manufacturing and 3D printing markets.”
O’Dowd was previously implementation lead at Enable International, configuring and implementing DealTrack rebate management software around the world. This included running the newly opened San Francisco office.