Graeme’s interest in laser technology began at Strathclyde University with a degree in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics followed by PhD research into Compact Solid-State Lasers.
He co-founded his first company Microlase Optical Systems in 1992, which was bought by global laser company, Coherent, in 1999. Graeme continued to lead the newly formed Coherent Scotland until 2005.
Graeme leads M Squared to specialise in novel laser solutions for use in a myriad of academic and commercial applications.
Graeme leads M Squared’s development of photonic and quantum technologies, that enable new applications and industries which address some of society’s greatest challenges.
He develops a range of world-class laser and photonics systems, which are not only one of a kind, they are critical enablers in fundamental physics research, underpinning many world firsts. He is passionate about using these technologies to develop real world applications that benefit society.
Graeme has established M Squared as one of the UK’s most innovative, disruptive technology businesses, helping to move novel science from the lab into the real world and advancing the global scientific agenda. For his expertise, Graeme has been regularly invited to provide expert evidence on UK quantum to the Commons’ Select Committee on Science and Technology.
Graeme is a Fellow of The Royal Society Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and visiting Professor and Entrepreneur in Residence at the Institute of Photonics at the University of Strathclyde. He has authored and co-authored 62 papers and conference proceedings and has secured 61 active patent families with 211 individual filings worldwide.
He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2018 Amazon Growing Business Awards, and led the company to winning The Innovation Award at the 2018 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
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