Sydney Photonics Industry Network - An Evening with the Industry Leaders

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Baraja Pty Ltd

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14 Julius Avenue

North Ryde, NSW 2113


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Meeting the Photonics Industry Leaders from Baraja, Cylite and Finisar and learn about what you can do with a photonics qualification.

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Celebrating the International Day of Light, the Sydney Photonics Industry Network is launching their inaugural event to establish a space for the Sydney optics and photonics industry to connect with each other. In the future, we aim to provide support for students and early career professionals on their career progression, and to create a diverse network that will help develop more servant leaders in the industry.

The goal of this event is to bring together industry leaders and have them share with students the different technologies they develop. A panel discussion will also explore the different career paths students can take with their photonics qualifications within Australia. There will be networking breaks throughout the event with drinks and snacks provided.

Please note that all guests will be required to sign the Baraja Non-disclosure agreement on entry to Baraja's premises, as well as signing in via the COVID-safe app as required by the NSW government. Please allow sufficient time for this process.

We encourage the use of public transport to attend the event as there is limited parking at Baraja and surrounding area, particularly before 5.30pm. Attendees can take the Sydney Metro to North Ryde, or buses 286, 287, 288, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 297, 533 and 622 and get off at the Epping Rd at Rivett Rd stop or Epping Rd before Pittwater Rd stop depending on your direction of travel.


3.30-4.00 Reception and Sign in

4.00-4.10 Opening Address

4.10-4.50 Photonics in Australia and New Zealand: Lighting Economic Growth – Dr Simon Poole AO

4.50-5.00 Break

5.00-5.20 An Introduction to Spectrum-Scan™ – Dr Cibby Pulikkaseril

5.20-5.40 Finisar WSS: A History of Innovation – Dr Luke Stewart

5.40-6.00 Revolutionising Ophthalmology and Optometry through “Whole Eye” Measurements – Dr Simon Poole AO

6.00-6.10 Break

6.10-7.10 Panel Discussion – The Different Career Paths a Photonics Qualification can take you

7.10-7.30 Close and Networking


Dr Simon Poole AO - Co-founder and Director of Business Development, Cylite

Dr Cibby Pulikkaseril - Co-founder and CTO, Baraja

Dr Luke Stewart - Optical Research and Development Manager, Finisar


Rebecca Lodin - Supplier Quality Manager, Nanosonics

Dr Bianca Sawyer - Department Technical Manager, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University

Dr Luke Stewart - Optical Research & Development Manager, Finisar

Dr Andrea Tabacchini - Product Manager, Baraja

Dr Matt van Breugel - Co-founder and CEO, Redback Systems

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An online option for this event will be available for the talks and panel discussion, please register for the "online only" ticket if you wish to attend the event virtually.





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