Wilfried Noell (Director R&D) is responsible for R&D projects, optical designs and advanced client requests. He supports both sales and production with his dedicated team of scientists and engineers. Before joining SUSS MicroOptics, he was an R&D scientist and process engineer in the industrial x-ray business unit of the COMET AG, Switzerland. In the first decade of this millennium, he worked as a Senior Scientist and Team Leader at EPFL/UniNE IMT, where he was responsible for Optical MEMS technology and applications. During his master and PhD studies, he worked on InP-based integrated photonic circuits (PLC/PIC) and silicon photonics (SiPh) for ring resonators and optical near-field microprobes, respectively, at the TU Darmstadt and later at the IMM in Mainz, Germany.