Diedrik Vermeulen is a co-founder of SiPhox and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Diedrik brings more than 13 years of experience and pioneering work in integrated photonics to SiPhox. Prior to co-founding SiPhox, Diedrik was the Director of Engineering at Analog Photonics commercializing chip-scale LiDAR and tunable lasers. He was a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and previously worked at Acacia Communications bringing the first silicon photonics-based coherent transceiver for long-haul and metro optical fiber communication to market. Diedrik holds over 20 patents and has published more than 100 papers and conference contributions in letters, journals, and conferences which have received thousands of citations.