Advisory Board

Jim Mervis
Jim Mervis

Jim Mervis, Chairman and independent director, specialises in company development in life sciences and communications. He has an extensive background in securities and commercial transactions; defining and establishing strategic alliances and securing the financial and human resources for corporate growth.

Dr Gary Pace
Dr Gary Pace

Dr Gary Pace is an investor director with a successful serial career as a biotech entrepreneur who is a director of multiple ASX listed and US listed companies.

Science Team

Dr Cather Simpson
Dr Cather Simpson

Professor Cather Simpson is the lead inventor of the technology and one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded scientists. Cather has a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland. She is the Director of the Photon Factory and a Principal Investigator in two of New Zealand’s Centres of Research Excellence. She has expertise in photochemistry and photophysics, ultrafast laser micromachining, and device R&D. As a director of the Photon Factory, Cather manages micro to nano-fabrication facilities that can machine microscopic features in virtually any material.

Peter Hosking
Peter Hosking

Peter Hosking, Head Engineer and Project Manager, graduated with a BE (Hons) degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Auckland in 2010. Peter was appointed as Head Engineer of the Photon Factory, a role with technical and management responsibilities for research for academic, Crown Research Institute, and industry facing projects. Since 2012 Peter has driven the sorting, imaging and fluorescence detection components of Engender’s technology. He is responsible for system integration and software management, and helps guide the microfluidic and photonic chip design.