Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Ph.D. | Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Arturo Chavez-Pirson is NP Photonics’ Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and is also a Research Professor in the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Arturo has over 25 years of academic and commercial experience including R&D leadership, product engineering, transfer to manufacturing, market development, customer relations, and senior management. His expertise is in fiber-based and solid-state lasers and amplifiers, optical physics in semiconductors, fiber optic microscopy and spectroscopy, and ultrafast phenomena in materials. Prior to joining NP Photonics in December 2000, Arturo was a senior research scientist in the Basic Research Laboratories of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation in Japan. At NTT, he directed R&D programs covering optoelectronic phenomena and devices for telecommunications applications. He was also a research fellow at Imperial College in London, U.K., and served as scientific advisor to the Japan Research Development Corporation in Tokyo. Arturo earned his B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in optical sciences from the University of Arizona. Arturo is on the board of NP Photonics.