Dr. Christensen is the founder of Potomac MesoSystems, LLC. He also is the founder Potomac Photonics, Inc. and a director of the company. He has more than three decades of experience in research, development and marketing of technology associated with lasers and laser applications. He developed the first waveguide excimer laser, holds 10 patents and has made more than 60 publications and presentations in the areas of lasers, laser microfabrication, and miniature component fabrication. He also has chaired conferences and presented short courses in this area.
Paul has a BSEE degree, a MSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Following his degree work, he served for six years on the research faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. In 1979, Dr. Christensen received a two-year appointment from the National Science Foundation ("NSF") to direct its Quantum Electronics, Waves, and Beams Program, all prior to founding Potomac Photonics in 1982.