I joined PhotoMachining in 2001. My involvement in the
laser-matter interaction research started in 1985, when I graduated from the
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and joined a laser lab in
Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy as a lab physicist. I concentrated on
studies of different phenomena, which follow interaction of the laser
radiation with materials. For instance, my Ph.D. work was devoted to the
studies of laser-induced ablation plasma. I spent several years working
for Ruthena, a Russian company, which is specialized in the PC-based
automation of different machine tools, including laser-equipped machines for
drilling, cutting, and welding.
Other interests include traveling (I like to explore new places),
construction and remodeling (you should see my collection of power
tools!), movies, music and books. I like to spend my spare time with family
and friends (it's always good to have nice people around).
Having since graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Umass Lowell, I came to Photomachining in 1998 with a knowledge of computer systems and some basic web page design.
Since working here, I have learned a lot about laser systems and theory, as well as the multitude of applications lasers actually have in modern-day technology.
Responsibilities include pretty much everything computer, network, and web related, in addition to my duties as Excimer Laser Engineer.
My interests are a mix of indoor and outdoor activities from gaming to kayaking as well as having a good working knowledge of both piano and guitar.
I came to PhotoMachining with several years of
experience in the laser industry. I have been
involved in laser operation, services, and system
fabrication. Prior to working in the laser field,
I was occupied in steel fabrication, welding, and
As a blacksmith, I have been
working for the New York Maritime Museum, at the USS Constitution, and many
Colonial Restoration projects. I also specialize
in ornamental ironwork. My other interests
include hunting, fishing, and hiking.
I came to PhotoMachining as a drafter and have since expanded my activities to include customer data
file manipulation and working as a laser engineer. Most recently my area of concentration has been
assisting with a variety of applications using the355nm and 266nm DPSS lasers and also the TEA CO
2 lasers, microvia drilling being the most demanding.
Materials Processing Manager
I have been working with lasers since 1988. At Lumonics, I was doing materials processing with industrial lasers that operate in either UV or IR spectrum for over 5 years. The PhotoMachining team has the expertise and the technologies combined with a winning attitude. This is the right combination to achieve every customer's satisfaction. I am glad to be a part of this team. If you have any questions about laser processing, please feel free to contact me at PhotoMachining.
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