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Dr. Steve Buckley Joins Ocean Optics

Dr. Steve Buckley Joins Ocean Optics as VP, Product Development and Engineering

Spectral solutions provider Ocean Optics adds photonics industry technology leader


Largo, Florida, USA (Feb. 1, 2019) — Dr. Steve Buckley has joined Ocean Optics, Inc., a Halma plc company, as Vice President, Product Development and Engineering. Buckley will lead the Ocean Optics engineering and product development teams globally with a focus on the delivery of next-generation optical sensing systems and solutions. His track record of bringing innovative solutions to complex problems, coupled with Ocean Optics’ experienced and deep engineering team, will enhance the company’s ability to develop solutions to address customers’ most complex problems.


Dr. Steve Buckley, VP, Product Development and Engineering


Steve Buckley has spent his career in photonics engineering and development, working first in academe, followed by over 10 years of technology leadership in entrepreneurial ventures and businesses. He is intrigued by the promise of spectroscopy coupled with intelligent analysis systems to provide answers in a variety of areas, from biochemistry to industrial materials analysis. Most recently, Buckley was CEO of Flash Photonics, Inc., and CEO of Lightspeed Microscopy, a start-up in Seattle, Wash.


Buckley studied Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, and completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley.


Welcoming Steve to Ocean Optics, Lora Allemeier, President of Ocean Optics said:


“Ocean Optics’ business continues to grow and to develop new technologies, ventures, and digital solutions to serve our customers in research, life sciences, environmental, industrial process and food and agriculture.


“Steve’s role is critical to the development and delivery of innovation using spectroscopy and spectral imaging technologies that help make the world cleaner, safer, and healthier. Steve will work collaboratively within Ocean Optics, with other Halma businesses, and with external partners to accelerate Ocean Optics’ growth.”


Buckley will be based in Redmond, Wash.


To learn more about Ocean Optics, contact us at [email protected], visit the website at or call +1 727-733-2447.



Ocean Optics is the applied spectral knowledge company, partnering with customers to solve a wide range of application challenges using optical sensing technologies. With locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company has sold more than 300,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes UV-Visible, NIR, MIR and Raman spectrometers; chemical sensors; analytical instrumentation; multi-wavelength sensors and multispectral cameras; and optical fibers and components. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in specialist safety, health and environmental technologies.