Benoit Appert-Collin graduated from the Institut d'Optique Graduate School Executive MBA and CPA ESC-Toulouse. He began his career as a sales engineer at Photonetics. In 2002 he joined the Aquitaine region to create, along with some local actors including Professor Andre Ducasse, the new association ALPhA (Aquitaine Laser Photonics and applications). He put together the application for the seal of approval for the Route des Lasers competitiveness cluster and participated in the creation of ALPhANOV. He has been its director since its inception in 2007.
Laser Micromachining department: Rainer KLING
Rainer Kling holds a PhD from the Institute for Plasma Physics at the University of Hannover. Before joining ALPhANOV in 2011, he ran the Department of Production and Systems Technology at Laser Zentrum (LZH) in Hanover. A recognized expert, Rainer Kling is responsible for conference sessions at ICALEO and Photonics West and consultant to the Journal of Production Engineering.
Laser sources and components department: Pascal DUPRIEZ
Pascal Dupriez joined ALPhANOV in 2011. He was previously director of R & D within the company Fianium in charge of development of innovative ultrafast fiber lasers. He holds an engineering degree from ENSSAT and a Ph.D. from the University of Southampton (ORC). His doctoral research was on the study of high-power fiber lasers.
Laser and optical systems department: Sébastien ERMENEUX
Sébastien Ermeneux graduated in Physical Engineering from INSA Rennes. He also holds a PhD in laser materials, and a degree in "senior officer - Innovation and Entrepreneurship" from ESCP Europe. He joined ALPhANOV in 2007 after successive positions as Product Manager at Highwave Optical Technologies, responsible for the development of an amplifier product line at Alcatel Optronics, and in charge of marketing at Eolite Systems.
Sales and marketing department: Arnaud ZOUBIR
Arnaud Zoubir joined ALPhANOV in 2011. He holds an engineering degree from ENSCPB, and a PhD in Optics from CREOL / University of Central Florida. His research led him to the Australian National University, and to the Osaka University. He then went back to France where he spent five years at HORIBA Jobin Yvon as sales manager for the Research market.