Steve Buckley Joins Ocean Optics

February 26, 2019

Steve Buckley has joined Ocean Optics as the vice president of product development and engineering.

Steve Buckley has joined Ocean Optics as the vice president of product development and engineering. He will lead the Ocean Optics engineering and product development teams globally with a focus on the delivery of next-generation optical sensing systems and solutions.

Buckley’s career in photonics engineering and development started in academia. Ten years of technology leadership in entrepreneurial ventures and businesses followed. Today, Buckley is focused on spectroscopy coupled with intelligent analysis systems to gain solutions in areas such as biochemistry and industrial materials analysis. Most recently, Buckley was the CEO of Flash Photonics, of Redmond, Washington, and the CEO of Lightspeed Microscopy, a start-up in Seattle, Washington. He currently writes the “Lasers & Optics” column for Spectroscopy magazine.

Buckley studied mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey), and earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of California Berkeley.

 “Steve’s role is critical to the development and delivery of innovation using spectroscopy and spectral imaging technologies that help make the world cleaner, safer, and healthier,” Lora Allemeier, the president of Ocean Optics, said in a statement.” Allemeier noted that Buckley will work collaboratively within Ocean Optics, with other Halma businesses, and with external partners to accelerate growth at Ocean Optics.

Buckley will be based in Redmond, Washington.