We are engineers. We not only have expertise in hardware and software development, but we've built and tested our own silicon photonic devices and have first-hand experience with many of the challenges faced by silicon photonic designers today. We have set up hundreds of chips, wrangled lab instruments, and understand the value of an engineer's time. We built our test platform to automate the mundane and time consuming tasks so you can spend more time creating and less time testing.
Shon Schmidt co-founded Maple Leaf Photonics and leads the team. He has almost 20 years experience in product development, program management, and people leadership and is currently a PhD candidate in Bioengineering at the University of Washington.
Hyatt Moore architects and directs all software development at Maple Leaf Photonics. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and spent 10 years in the U.S. Navy working in cryptography.
Travis Johnston is a design engineer at Maple Leaf Photonics. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Electrical Engineering where he helped create a rehabilitation device for lower-limb amputees. He excels at anything involving embedded systems and mechanical design.
Jonas Flueckiger co-founded Maple Leaf Photonics during his PhD at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver B.C. He has more than 10 years experience in product development, has co-authored more than 20 publications, and is currently a product marketing manager at Lumerical Solutions, Inc.
Lukas Chrostowski is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He earned a B.Eng. from McGill University and PhD from the UC-Berkeley. His research interests are in silicon photonics, optoelectronics, fabrication and test, for applications in optical communications and biophotonics. He co-authored “Silicon Photonics Design” and directs the Silicon Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits (Si-EPIC) program in Canada.