THE EPI MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dr. Cy Herring

Dr. Cy Herring — President

After receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering under Prof. Gary Eden in 1996, Dr. Herring has been involved in plasma chemistry in several industries. He was founder of Caviton, Inc. that developed microcavity environmental sensors for various government industries and afterwards worked on thin-film microcrystalline and amorphous solar panel development at Sencera, Inc., specializing in the plasma chemistry that built the thin-film layers. Sencera developed industrial plasma processing equipment for in line processing of 1.4 m x 1.1 m solar panels. Since 2010, Dr. Herring has been with Eden Park Illumination, focusing efforts on UV product development.

Dr. Sung-Jin Park

Dr. Sung–Jin Park — CTO and Founder

Dr. Sung–Jin Park is a pioneer in the science and application of microplasma devices and arrays from the earliest days of the technology, and also found first–time new plasma phenomena, for example, microplasma–surface interaction, photosensitivity, plasma photonic crystal and waveguide, and miniature plasma reactor. At present, low temperature microplasma technology is being used to a variety of applications such as microplasma lamps, lasers, medical devices, displays, microelectronics and miniature chemical reactors. He co–founded Eden Park Illumination with Dr. Eden in 2007, and successfully led the development work to the earliest commercialization of microplasma products. Currently, Sung–Jin works with a new generation of functional UV light sources based on microplasma technology. This thin flat UV lamp is being developed and commercialized for various applications, such as water purification, surface modification, curing, and biomedical applications.

Dr. Gary Eden

Dr. Gary Eden — Chief Science Officer and Founder

Professor Eden is Director of the Laboratory for Optical Physics and Engineering, a laboratory devoted to the study and applications of the interaction of visible and ultraviolet radiation with matter. The laboratory has discovered more than a dozen lasers or amplifiers in the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared, including the first ultraviolet and violet fiber lasers, atomic lasers pumped by the photoexcitation of atomic collision pairs, and the Cd– and Zn–halide diatomic systems. With his students, Professor Eden has demonstrated several powerful laser spectroscopic techniques that have resulted in the discovery of (for example) Rydberg series in the rare gas dimer molecules, the first observation of excitation spectra for the photoassociation of thermal atom pairs, and three body photoassociation.  Dr. Eden has authored more than 300 journal publications and 80 awarded patents. He is a co–founder of Eden Park Illumination and EP Purification.