Thin Film

An IS09001:2008 & British Standard Kitemark company


Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Caspar Clark

Caspar has a BSc (Hons) in Physical Science for Microelectronics and PhD in Physics specialising in laser diode mortality. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Functional Thin Film Materials & Applications at the University of the West of Scotland Thin Film Centre. He has worked extensively in the field of optical thin films. Caspar was a founding member of the Helia team in September 2002 and remains hands-on from equipment build to coating design.

Chief Financial Officer, Nick Somerville BA, MBA
Nick was awarded the degree of Economics from Heriot-Watt University in 1993 and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh in 2000. He has been involved in the printing industry with Kroma Printing Ink until its sale to Sicpa. He is currently the Financial Director of Helia Photonics and has been a Director of the company since 2002.

Chairman, Professor Gerald Buller
FRSE, BSc(Hons), PhD, CPhys, FInstP 

Gerald graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Natural Philosophy from the University of Glasgow in 1986 and a PhD in Physics from Heriot-Watt University in 1989. As well as being a highly experienced academic at Heriot-Watt University, Gerald co-founded TeraHertz Photonics Ltd in 1998 and Helia Photonics Ltd. in September 2002.