Dr. Kobi Lasri
V-Gen Ltd., MKS Spectra-Physics
Lecture Title: An Overview of the Israeli Consortium on Advanced Laser Technologies for Industrial Applications (ALTIA)
Dr. Kobi (Jacob) Lasri has been General Manager of V-Gen Ltd., MKS Spectra-Physics Tel-Aviv since July 2016, after serving as VP R&D and Engineering since 2011. V-Gen is one of the leading providers of innovative fiber lasers for a wide range of industrial applications and was acquired in October 2014 by Newport Corp. Prior to joining V-Gen, Dr. Lasri co-founded Optisiv, a startup company in the field of ultrafast fiber lasers, where he served as the CTO. Prior to that he served as a Development Manager at Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop. From 2004-2007 Dr. Lasri worked at Precision Photonics Corp. (Boulder, Colorado), where he held a number of R&D and management positions. From 2002 to 2004 he served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where he conducted research in the field of optical communications and fiber-optics. Dr. Lasri holds a B.Sc degree in Physics as well as M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering, all from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.