With the growth of photonic integrated circuits comes the need to innovate quickly. And this innovation acceleration is made possible by the creation of Photonic Wire Bonding. Much as electrical integrated circuits have benefitted from electrical wire bonding, photonics innovations will now advance on a faster trajectory. Photonic Wire Bonding creates low-loss, 3D free-form connections between optical components. Built on advanced nano-print technology, Photonic Wire Bonding is inherently automatable and provides a high degree of design flexibility.
As Head of Applications Engineering, Support and Services, Sebastian oversees all of Vanguard Automation’ customer engagements including technical demonstrations, delivery of products and solutions as well as customer success. In this role he also spearheads many of Vanguard’s business development and strategic marketing efforts. Prior to joining Vanguard Sebastian worked in academia as well as in the automotive industry (Harman International) in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Russia. Sebastian holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) degree in Physics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technologies for which he was granted a scholarship of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. His research background is in superconducting quantum circuits such as qubits. Sebastian contributes extensive experience in nanofabrication, high frequency applications, project management, leadership and quality testing. Sebastian serves voluntarily as member of the selection committee for new scholars of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.