Dr. Waleed “Lee” Haddad
Lee holds double B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics, and an M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a scientist, entrepreneur and giging musician. He has over 35 years of professional experience in research, and technology development with extensive background in optics, imaging and sensor systems, microscopy, medical devices, biometrics and security technologies. He was a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 8 years, and is the founder of several startups. He has over 20 scientific publications, and approximately 35 patents, including 12 patents on the optical instrument pickup.
Tor has been involved in startups in since getting his degrees in Materials Science and Industrial Engineering at Stanford, and hs over the past twenty years founded and been involved in companies in the photography and video space. Without any particular experience in music or hardware design, Tor was captivated by the transformative potential for the oPik and the interesting technical and business challenges required to make it a reality. He has not been disappointed on either front!