Meet the Team

Caroline O’Brien

Caroline O’Brien

A semiconductor industry specialist, Caroline O’Brien is CEO at Kubos Semiconductors and brings over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, where she has developed a broad knowledge of working with VC-backed businesses and blue-chip multinationals. She has held senior commercial and executive positions in several companies, focusing on developing and commercialising new technologies and products. Caroline holds a B.Eng in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and an MBA from The University of Bath.

Dr Manish Jain

Dr Manish Jain

Worked in the USA, Germany and Scotland, Manish is the project manager at Kubos Semiconductors. He has vast experience in developing innovative III-V compound semiconductor technologies such as barrier-diode (nBn) infrared detectors and telecommunication lasers.

Kubos’ cubic GaN technology was first developed at the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride in the University of Cambridge. They are actively assisting Kubos in the development of the technology. In particular:

Dr Menno Kappers

is a postdoctoral researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride with 20 years of experience in MBE and MOVPE of Group III nitrides. He worked in academic and industrial labs in the USA, France and the UK.

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Dr Martin Frentrup

Dr Martin Frentrup

Dr Martin Frentrup is a postdoctoral researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride and has since 2008 experience in the growth and characterisation of GaN based semiconductors and optoelectronic devices. He worked in Germany, India, and UK on several national and international research projects on the growth and development of ultra-fast blue femtosecond laser diodes, and nitride materials with low electric fields for more efficient green lighting.

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