Heinz Graafsma holds a degree in applied physics and has over 25 years of experience in developing scientific instrumentation, in particular for frontier X-ray science, and over 15 years of experience in managing scientific and technical staff. In Grenoble France, he developed and headed the Instrumentation Division of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, with over 40 international scientists, engineers and technicians. Since 2006 he created the Photon-Science Detector Group at DESY-Hamburg.
Stefanie Jack, CFO, gained experience during the last 20 years of project management in different industries. Since 2008 she is working for the DESY FS - Detector Group. During her employment at DESY and before she was in charge of sales and marketing, conception, supervision, financial administration and financial controlling of scientific projects.
David Pennicard studied physics and electronic engineering as an undergraduate. During his PhD he specialized in detector development, which is a field that combines cutting-edge electronics with the goal of providing essential equipment to other scientists. Since 2009, he has led the development of the LAMBDA camera system and high-Z detector materials for use in experiments at DESY.
Before joining DESY, he worked for almost two years as a project manager for a solar energy startup company in Switzerland. There he learned to turn a prototype into a commercial product following the cost leadership approach and to organize a supply chain for small-scale serial production
Having a Master’s degree in medical physics as well as a PhD in physics on the topic of semiconductor detectors he has experience with potential markets outside the scientific community. He has worked for technology oriented companies in the past, both universities and privately funded labs. He was working for FS-DS since 2010 and moved to the detector development division of Cornell University (USA) in August 2014.