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Lasers & Sources

Synthetic diamond for extreme laser applications

The ability to grow diamond crystals at larger dimensions, with fewer defects opens up new possibilities for high-power systems.

14 May 2013, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201305.03

Adrian Wilson is Head of Technologies at Element Six (Ascot, UK, and Santa Clara, CA). He has over 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and general management, with a particular emphasis in new product and new market developments, and held various roles based in California, Germany and the UK, including president/CEO of a semiconductor equipment startup. Prior to Element Six, he was VP/General Manager SoC (System-on-Chip) and Head of Corporate Marketing at FormFactor Inc, a high-tech supplier to global chip manufacturers. He received his Bachelor's Degree (Honours) in Electronics Engineering and his Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) . He holds an MBA in Technology Management from La Trobe University/APESMA (Melbourne, Australia).

Andrew Bennett joined Element Six in 2011 as Principal Research Scientist, with responsibility for managing Element Six's Optical Research Program. He has over seven years' experience in the synthesis of diamond products across a range of applications, including both polycrystalline and single-crystal products. Bennett joined Element Six from Matox Technologies, a company investing in the commercialization of early-stage materials, where he worked as a project manager, performing technical due diligence on possible investments. He has a Master's Degree in Chemistry and a PhD in the Surface Chemistry of Diamond from the University of Oxford.

Element Six is comprised of five distinct business Divisions: Advanced Materials, Oil & Gas, Hard Materials, Technologies and Ventures.