Luc Augustin received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology. He is the CTO of SMART Photonics, where he is responsible for the technology roadmap, strategy and R&D. His expertise is in photonics, fabrication and characterisation of InP photonic integrated circuits. Prior to SMART he worked at Solland Solar, Philips Research and Cedova, where he always has been active in the development, pilot production and optimization of innovative technologies. He is board member of the IEEE Photonics Benelux chapter, member of the JePPIX steering committee, and member of the Board of Stakeholders of Photonics21.