The mission of Episensors™ is to develop, make, and sell high-performance, low cost infrared cameras including HgCdTe-based extended short wavelength infrared (eSWIR) cameras. Episensors™ is currently marketing the Night SWEEP™ family of infrared cameras.
Dr. Siva Sivananthan
Dr. Siva Sivananthan is the founder and Chairman of the Board. He is a pioneer in the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth and the characterization of HgCdTe, including the first MBE growth at UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) of HgCdTe on CdZnTe and on CdTe/Si, today the leading substrates for its growth. In 2013, the White House honored him as a "Champion of Change" for his scientific and entrepreneurial contributions to America, and in 2005, he was honored with a "Friend of the Night" award by the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate for his leadership in this field and his many contributions to infrared sensor technology. His continuing contributions to the field of II-VI semiconductor research and development are evidenced by his over 250 refereed publications, his numerous invited talks and his perennial co-chairmanship of the "U.S. workshop on the physics and chemistry of II-VI materials". Dr. Sivananthan also holds the positions of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Director of the Microphysics Laboratory (MPL) at UIC. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.
Dr. Christoph Grein
Dr. Christoph Grein holds the position of Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Grein received a doctorate in physics from Princeton University in theoretical condensed matter physics. He held postdoctoral fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and Harvard University. Dr. Grein has more than 20 years experience in various areas of condensed matter physics. Dr. Grein also holds the positions of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His recent work has focused on improving infrared photon detector technologies. He is the author of more than 175 refereed publications. Additionally, Dr. Grein has given numerous scientific talks and has been the principal investigator on many grants and contracts. Dr. Grein previously was Vice President for Research and Development at EPIR Technologies Inc., where he built that company's R&D activities to an international leadership role in several fields including high performance infrared detection.
Mr. Raja Krishnamoorthi
Mr. Raja Krishnamoorthi is the President of Episensors. Mr. Krishnamoorthi graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in mechanical engineering. He then received his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School. After his graduation, Mr. Krishnamoorthi clerked for a federal judge and later became a partner at the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Along the way, Krishnamoorthi was appointed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as a Special Assistant Attorney General to help start its Public Integrity Unit. He also served on the board of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, becoming Chairman of its Audit Committee. Later, Krishnamoorthi became Deputy Treasurer for Illinois, and today is he is Vice-Chairman of the Governor’s Illinois Innovation Council, which was formed to spark technology innovation in Illinois. Mr. Krishnamoorthi is charged with overseeing the administration, business development, as well as legal and strategic planning for Episensors.
Dr. Christopher Anton
Dr. Christopher Anton is a scientist and the team leader at Episensors. Dr. Anton received a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2008, where he developed a broad background in the field of nanotechnology, biotechnology and electronics. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, where he worked on a variety of projects in the nanoelectronics and bioelectronics fields. Dr. Anton currently leads the technical efforts at Episensors, with a specific focus on the development of shortwave infrared micro camera technologies.
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