Sven Mahnkopf, Ph.D. | Director of Engineering
Dr. Sven Mahnkopf serves as Director of Engineering having specialized in optical systems and optoelectronic devices prior to joining the Avo team. Dr. Mahnkopf was a device engineering manager at Opticomp Corporation where he led a Ph.D.-level engineering team to design optoelectronic device families including VCSELs, photodetector arrays, and active optical benches. At Mesophotonics, Inc., he served as an optical design engineer. Dr. Mahnkopf received undergraduate degrees from the Berlin University of Technology and The University of Heidelberg (Germany) with an emphasis in theoretical solid state physics. He completed his master’s degree in physics at the University of Miami (Florida) and his Ph.D. in physics at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany).