Dr. Amin Abbasi received his BS and MSc in Applied Physics (Lasers) from the University of Tabriz, Iran, in 2009. In 2016, he finished his PhD degrees in ultra-high-speed directly modulated DFB lasers at Ghent University (UGent). He continued his research at imec/UGent on 100 Gb/s single-channel EAM modulators until 2017. Afterwards, he joined AntwerpSpace/OHB as Photonic Team Leader on microwave photonics for satellite communication. There, he contributed to various development projects for the space segment, such as OBF for SAR radar and Q-band frequency converter and receiver development for free-space communication. He joined imec in September 2020 as business development manager, covering imec’s SiN/Si 200- and 300-mm photonic platforms for sensing, communication and quantum applications. He currently focuses on photonics integrated circuits (in Si/SiN) for optical switching and optical beamforming for lidar, microwave photonic applications. He has (co-)authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.