FIP Virtual Seminar "Photonics Career Path & What I've Learned"

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Wed, 03/23/2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Dr. Kate Bechtel


Kate L Bechtel, PhD, Advanced Sensing Product Lead, Rockley Photonics

Bechtel Seminar

Kate Bechtel, PhD, is currently the Advanced Sensing Product Lead at Rockley Photonics where she leads next-generation product ideation and evaluation. Prior to joining Rockley in summer 2021, she was Biophotonics Fellow at Triple Ring Technologies, an engineering services firm, where she worked since completing her postdoc in 2007. Kate was a postdoc at the MIT Spectroscopy Lab with Michael S. Feld from 2004-2007, following her graduate work in Physical/Analytical Chemistry at Stanford University with Richard N. Zare.

Kate’s expertise is in developing biophotonic devices for the medical and wellness markets. She is application-focused and technology agnostic, addressing user needs with cutting-edge advances and algorithm development. She takes products from early phase concept ideation through prototype development, feasibility assessment, clinical studies, regulatory submissions, and transfer to manufacturing.