July 5, 2016 – Blacksburg, VA – On Wednesday June 22, Steve Poland, Prime Photonics CEO, presented on “FOCIS™ Rotor Blade Health Monitoring” at the summer meeting of the Propulsion and Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG) held at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, OH. The presentation included a capabilities overview and development status of the FOCIS™-based engine health monitoring system being developed by Prime Photonics for Foreign Object Damage (FOD) detection, on-wing vibration monitoring and rotor blade crack detection. Mr. Poland also introduced a new project soon to be initiated with the US Army which will apply Prime Photonics’ patented FOCIS™-based Rotating Stall Detection technology to monitoring for stall/surge precursors in Army gas turbine engines. A member of the Steering and Advisory Board for PIWG, Prime Photonics will attend the September GTI 2016 joint PIWG/EVI-GTI conference in Berlin, Germany, where Malcolm Laing, Products Director, will present recent developments relating to hot section (turbine) FOCIS™ engine sensor testing.
January 20, 2016 – Blacksburg, VA – Prime Photonics FOCIS™ optical turbine sensors were discussed in the December 2015 issue of Photonics Spectra “With Fiber Comes Miles-Long and Multiplexed Sensors” along with a brief interview with CEO Steve Poland. A photo of Prime Photonics optical FOCIS™ engine probe is also featured on the cover.
June 1, 2015 – Blacksburg, VA – John Goehrke, CEO of Centice, a leader in technology and systems for identification and verification of chemical substances, has joined the Prime Photonics Board of Managers cen. Previous to Centice, Mr. Goehrke was CEO at Nextreme Thermal Solutions, which was sold to Laird Technologies in February 2013. Other operational roles include CEO of siXis Inc., pioneers of advanced Silicon Circuit Board (SiCB) technology, COO of Luna Innovations, where he was part of the executive management team that successfully completed an Initial Public Offering, and CEO of Luna Technologies, a VC funded start-up spun out of Luna Innovations.
July 13, 2015 – Blacksburg, VA – On Thursday, June 25, Prime Photonics was recognized by the United Way of Montgomery, Radford & Floyd for their support throughout the 2014-2015 campaign. Office Manager Haley Smith represented Prime Photonics at the awards luncheon where Prime Photonics received the Silver award in the Employee Campaign category.
May 26, 2015 – Blacksburg, VA – Dr. David Gray, Prime Photonics Principal Scientist and New Technologies Team Leader, served as a judge at the 73rd Annual Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Symposium at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. At the VJAS event on May 21, Dr. Gray reviewed and judged written and oral presentations by middle and high school students from across the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is the second year Dr. Gray has supported VJAS by serving as a judge at the event.