Founder

Curriculum vitae

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

  • Name: CHEVALIER
  • Surname: Philippe A.J.G
  • Date of Birth: 23/07/1959
  • Place of Birth: Edingen (Enghien)
  • Nationality: Belgian

ADDRESS INFORMATION:

  • Street: De oogst 7
  • Town: Deinze
  • Zip Code: 9800
  • Country: Belgium
  • Telephone Home: +32 (0)9 380 12 95
  • Mobile: +32 (0)468 10 91 99
  • e-mail: philippe.knight@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

Master of Science in Physics Engineering, 1984, University of Gent (Belgium);
Thesis: ” Preparation and characterisation of magnetite micro- crystals as base material for magnetic fluids”.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION:

Master of Science in Electronic System Design, 1998, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK) and Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge- Oostende (Belgium) (Partial);
Thesis: ”Design of opto-electronic systems of the Protein Crystallisation Diagnostics Facility for the International Space Station”;
Course in accountancy by computer (COMPAC);
Course at ESTEC on using ECOS.

PATENTS & AWARDS:

EP 0 541 587 B1 “Optical fibre pressure sensor”;
Flanders Technology International Innovation Award 1993;
PCT 09800814 (Pending):“Device and measurement method of coloured images”, (Nov1998);
European patent application “Retinal authentication”, EP00202587.2, 19-07- 2000;
Belgian patent application N° 2000/0606 (22/09/2000), “Multi-wavelength photon correlation spectrometer”.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2001-today: Chief Scientific Officer and QA Manager, OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS;
1997-2000: Technical Director, CHEVALIER PHOTONICS;
1996-2001: Member of board of Directors, BIOPHOTONICS;
1995-2000: Member of board of Directors, CHEVALIER PHOTONICS;
1995-today: Managing Director, CHEVALIER FIBERTECH;
1990-1997: Founder and Managing Director, CHEVALIER PHOTONICS;
1988-1990: Technical Director, COSURVEY;
1984-1987: Head of Space and Industrial Optics Department, OIP OPTICS.

SPECIALISED EXPERIENCE:

Project manager and designer of electro-optics and photonics instrumentation (30 years of experience in optical instrumentation and diagnostics for military, R&D, space and industry).