Elected: 2018
Discipline: Private Sector Leadership
Dr Jano Ilja van Hemert FRSE

Research Director, Optos Plc.

Dr Jano van Hemert directs the research at Optos (a Nikon company) where his team develops novel technology for retinal imaging in eye healthcare. He actively promotes the partnership of business and universities to innovate and is an active member on boards relevant to these partnerships such as the Scottish Funding Council’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee. Jano received an MSc in 1998 and a PhD in 2002, both from Leiden University, The Netherlands, and arrived in Scotland in 2004. In 2009 he was awarded membership of the inaugural Scottish Crucible and in 2011 was awarded membership of the inaugural Young Academy of Scotland. He was elected to Senior Member of the IEEE.