Alex Stanco

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Managing Director & Export Sales Development

Completed B.Sc in 1970, with majors in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Member of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers and American Society for Photobiology, inventor cited on four patents. Alex founded the Lastek Group of Companies in June 1988, and was previously Chief Executive of the Quentron Group of Companies. A prime force in the laser research market and high technology industry since 1970, Alex continues to lead the development of the Lastek Group as a leading distributor, manufacturer and exporter of photonics based research instruments.

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Dr Carola Thoni

Dr Carola Thoni

Dr Thoni joined Lastek after many years with Leica. She is responsible for LaVision Biotec Asia-Pacific sales and systems support in Australia and south-east Asia.

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Jonathan Bowen

Jonathan Bowen


Physicist: Sales & Marketing:
Motion control, photonics, tables and industrial lasers

Jon is responsible for products from Melles Griot, Discovery Semiconductor, SPI and more. His product portfolio includes nanopositioning equipment, fibre-optic components, optical tables, and industrial lasers. Call Jon to discuss your precision motion or fibre-optics application.

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Dr Zhen Fang Gong

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Spectroscopy Service Engineer

Zhen is a physics graduate of Nanjing Normal University, an MSc from the Plasma Physics Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a PhD at the University of SA. He has extensive industry experience in spectroscopy in both Australia and China.

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Dr Victor Karaganov

Victor Karaganov

Laser Service & Optical Design and Consultancy

Victor joined Lastek in 2013 as a service engineer for high end laser systems, and for laser and optical design and consultancy services. Victor completed his Bachelor in Solid State Physics from Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute, and his PhD in Atomic Physics from Flinders University.

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Shakil Rehman (PhD)

  

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Shakil completed his PhD at the University of Sydney, School of Physics with Professor Colin Sheppard in 2004 and since then has worked at various international organizations. In 2005, he joined, as a JSPS research fellow, at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan for a couple of years and then joined National University of Singapore at Bioengineering Department in 2007 and held a joint appointment as a research fellow at Singapore Eye Research Institute. Later in 2011, he joined a newly established institute: Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), doing research in the fields of optical imaging and microscopy in Singapore and at MIT, USA.

In 2017, he returned to Australia and joined LASTEK Pty Ltd., where he is involved in the design and development of advanced imaging and microscopy systems. Shakil has built various optical imaging systems for biological and medical applications and is expert in physical optics, coherent and incoherent light sources, optical microscopy, multi-photon microscopy and digital holography. At LASTEK, he is involved in the design and development of high-resolution imaging and visualization tools, including optical microscopy, confocal and multi-photon systems.

Ricardas Buividas

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Ricardas has completed his PhD at Swinburne University in Nanophotonics, Master in Laser Technology and Bachelor in Computational Physics at Vilnius University, Lithuania.

Ricardas has an extensive knowledge in laser fabrication particularly in ultrashort pulse laser micro-nano-fabrication (over 800 citations in the field), optical sensing including surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, optical and laser system design including micromachining and microscope systems. Ricardas joined Lastek in 2013 to promote ultrashort pulse lasers, systems and related applications. He is a factory trained engineer for Light Conversion, Workshop of Photonics and Femtika products. Additionally, Ricardas helps to support super-resolution STED optical microscopes from Abberior Instruments and light sheet microscopes from Lavision Biotech.

Lorien Bennett

Lorien Bennett

Technical Sales

Lorien joined Lastek in 2013, after completing a Bachelor of Science degree from Flinders University.

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Jessica Mackintosh

Jessica Mackintosh

Technical Sales

Jessica joined Lastek in 2013, after completing a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Australia.

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Nada Previn

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Dispatch and Receiving Clerk

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Lyanage Perera

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Precision Machinist

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Miriam Cottrell

Miriam Cottrell

Payroll Officer/Accounts Assistant

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