Inventor, technologist, engineer and entrepreneur with focus on surgical laser technologies
MSEE and BSEE degrees holder in electronics and digital signal processing
Co-founder of Luxar Corporation
30+ years of successful laser systems and new product development and applied R&D
2002 - Present
Co-founder and manager of Luxarcare LLC, and Aesculight LLC - American based (Seattle, WA, USA) surgical CO2 laser service and manufacturing companies with over 3,600 customers and growing
1998 - 2001
R&D Manager for industrial and medical CO2 laser systems at Luxar/ESC/Lumenis, Seattle, WA, USA.
1987 - 97
Co-founder of Luxar Corporation. Served as Director of Engineering from founding until it was sold to ESC Medical Systems, Yokneam, Israel.
1985 - 87
Developer of high power medical CO2 lasers systems at Laakmann Electro-Optics, Xanar, and Coherent Medical (all in California, USA).
1980 - 85
Developer of state-of-the-art focusing electronics for diagnostic ultrasound systems at Johnson & Johnson Ultrasound, Denver, CO, USA.
1978 - 80
Developer of ultrasound systems for detection of minute cracks in large structures such as off-shore oil drilling platforms and automobile parts at Endevco Corporation (Becton-Dickenson), San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA.
1972 - 78
Developer of servo control systems for commercial and military aircraft at Bertea Corporation (Parker-Hannifan), Irvine, CA, USA and at Feinmechanische Werke Mainz GmbH, Mainz, Germany.
1983 - 85
MSEE in Electronics
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1967 - 72
BSEE in Electronics
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
P. Vitruk, P. Diaz, et. al, "RF excited gas laser", US Patent 7,145,926
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P Diaz, et. al. "Ultrasonic Diagnostic...", US Patent 4,534,221