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Software | Education
Electronics Design | Quality Assurance
Dr. Benedict Diederich
R&D | Production | Quality Management
Frustrated with always having to invent optical setups from scratch, and inspired by rapid prototyping tools in electronics, Benedict is trying to make optics and microscopy a standard tool for everyone. Always curious about problems and their solutions, he is the tinkerer behind optics, electronics, software and beyond.
Dr. René Lachmann
Project Management | Strategy | Development
As a game enthusiastic software developer René loves to optimize and solve exciting problems. With his consistent commitment to open communication and co-development of transparent, modular solutions, he is the general manager of our team. Determined, René wants to reduce black-box and proprietary barriers by developing open alternatives. Giving everyone access to microscopy is just a first step.
R&D | Sourcing
Haoran is keen on dismantle and rebuild devices for new functions. Motivated from the open-source microscope concept, he makes efforts on design, build, trouble-shooting and standardize diverse optical microscopes and brings it to the market.
Software | Education
As a passionate software developer and tinkerer, Canan knows that learning takes a lifetime. That’s why she brings our physical products into the virtual space and makes digital learning content more accessible. Therefore, Canan uses her knowledge of creating educational content, simulation and AR development.
Electronics Design | Quality Assurance | Process Managenenbt
The realization that all electronics are essentially made of a limited set of electronics building blocks empowers Christian to design increasingly ambitioned circuits out of curiosity. He has knowledge and just enough experience in a wide variety of fields to use them for creative problem solving – there is a high chance that any new problem is just a combination of problems seen before in one of his many, many pet projects. At openUC2, Christian is spearheading the design of electronics that are as modular and quick to use as UC2’s cube-ified optical components. He’s currently figuring out processes to spot errors in our products (Quality Assurance) and our workflows to produce them (Process Management), which are two whole other can of worms he’s currently untangling.