Our Team

Stepan Essaian - President and CEO

Dr. Stepan Essaian is President and CEO of Spectralus. He has over 20 years of technical and management experience in solid-state optoelectronics, semiconductor devices, and telecommunications systems and networks. In 2000-02, Dr. Essaian served as the Chief Scientist for Solid State Photonix/Teraburst Networks Co, a leading developer of an OMO analog switch for OXCs. At Teraburst, Dr. Essaian has directed the development of advanced all-optical switch devices for future OXC systems.

Prior to working at SSP, Dr Essaian was staff member of CMOS and SiGe processing research and development group at National Semiconductor Co. Before National Semiconductor, he was a Visiting Professor at the Materials Science Department of Rutgers University. Before immigration to the US, Dr. Essaian was a Principal Scientist at Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St Petersburg, Russia, and Professor of Optics at Yerevan State University, Armenia, where worked in the fields of acousto-optics, electro-optics, and photo-refractive effects and nonlinear-optics effects in dielectrics and semiconductor materials.

Dr. Essaian is an author of over 100 publications. He holds 12 patents in the field of advanced materials and processes and optical-related technologies. In addition, he has 5 pending patent applications on PPLN technology. Dr. Essaian holds an D.Sc. and Ph.D in Solid State Physics and Optoelectronics from Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg (Russia)

Gevorg Gabrielyan - Director and General Manager of Manufacturing Facility

Gevorg Gabrielyan is a Director and General Manager of Spectralus Manufacturing Facility. Gevorg joined Spectralus in October 2003 and was responsible for organization of activities in the Spectralus crystal manufacturing plant. He has more than 20 years of technical and management experience in electrical engineering and control systems.

Before joining Spectralus, Gevorg had a distinguished career in Armenian as well as international companies and institutions. Most recently, in 1999-2003, he was a CIS regional manager of Varinter International (London, UK). He also held an Associate Professor's position in Yerevan State Engineering University (Armenia) where he was involved in computer aided design of multi-variable control systems. Dr. Gabrielyan authored more than 20 publications in the field of control systems design. Dr. Gabrielyan received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in Yerevan State Engineering University and Ph.D. in Moscow Aviation Institute (Russia).


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