John Phair

John Phair

John Phair

Pyreos Sensing Solutions, United Kingdom

Dr. Phair, CTO, leads the development team at Pyreos Ltd, a company which develops unique thin-film pyroelectric infrared detectors. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne with a doctorate in chemical engineering on Geopolymers, Dr Phair has worked on fundamental microstructure characterization of cements as a research associate at the National Research Council in Washington, DC, on hydrogen separation membranes at the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, and on solid-oxide fuel cell fabrication and characterization at the Technical University of Denmark in collaboration with Topsoe Fuel Cell. Prior to Dr Phair joining Pyreos, he worked at poLight AS, a Norwegian company  developing a MEMS autofocus lens component based on piezo technology for mobile applications. He has over ten years experience in optical MEMS and functional thin-film materials and over 20 years in materials science.

Title of PAMS lecture: Advanced Materials for Optical MEMS Sensors and Actuators