History of Chevalier Solutions

Chevalier Fibertech BVBA, was founded in 1995 by Philippe Chevalier.
Mr. Ph. Chevalier is Master of Science in Physics Engineering, 1984, University of Gent (Belgium).
The title of his thesis was: ” Preparation and characterisation of magnetite micro-crystals as base material for magnetic fluids”.
Mr. Chevalier is inventor and co-inventor of several photonic instruments.
In 1993 he received the Flanders Technology International Innovation Award.

He has been for 23 years active in the field of photonics for defense, industry and space applications.

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).