Arsen Hajian, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer

Arsen Hajian is a serial entrepreneur who has been leading design and manufacturing teams specializing in high-performance optical instruments for many industries for over 20 years.  Dr. Hajian is an experienced corporate executive who leads Hindsight as CEO. He is also an internationally recognized scientist in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. Arsen completed his undergraduate education at MIT and received his doctorate from Cornell University.

Erik Deutsch, Ph.D. Director of Operations

Erik Deutsch was previously Vice President of Engineering at Block MEMS / Block Engineering. At Block, he led all aspects of technology, product and business development in quantum cascade lasers (QCL), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometers and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). He was also the co-founder of Polychromix, a pioneer in handheld optical MEMS spectrometer development. One of Erik’s MEMS-enabled spectrometers was used to detect water on the moon during the NASA LCROSS mission. Erik holds numerous patents in advanced optical technology. He received a B.A. in Physics from Vassar College and S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT.

Joseph Huehnerhoff, M.S. Senior Optical Engineer

Joseph Huehnerhoff is an expert in optical and mechanical design. He was previously an Instrumentation Scientist in Astronomy at the University of Washington. In that role, he led the development of the ARCTIC imaging camera for the Apache Point Observatory 3.5 meter telescope. Joseph was also Lead Infrastructure Engineer for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, developing robust telescopic systems for continuous survey operations. Joseph’s undergraduate degrees are in Physics and Astronomy and he holds an M.S. in Physics of opto-mechanical systems.

Ed Gooding, Ph.D. Director of Sales and Marketing

Ed Gooding is a spectroscopy expert. Ed was previously employed at Princeton Instruments, joining the company as Spectroscopy Applications Specialist in 2008 and assuming the role of Spectroscopy Product Line Manager from 2009 to April, 2015. At Princeton, he introduced the award-winning IsoPlaneTM SCT-320 and the compact IsoPlane 160 spectrographs, which offer unmatched spatial and spectral imaging performance, along with the industry-leading LN-cooled PyLoNTM and PyLoN-IR spectroscopy cameras and IntelliCalTM wavelength and intensity calibration tools. Ed’s undergraduate degree is from Swarthmore College. He earned an M.S. degree at the University of New Mexico, working on singlet oxygen photophysics with Peter Ogilby, and a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied ultrafast spectroscopy with Robin Hochstrasser. As a postdoctoral associate, Ed built a nanosecond temperature jump resonance Raman instrument to study protein folding dynamics in Sandy Asher’s lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Ed has published numerous papers on chemical reaction dynamics, energy transfer and protein folding.