Meet the Team

Meet the team which sets us apart from the competition. Our positive team spirit is at the core of Chromacity’s culture to exceed our customer’s expectations with diligence, professionalism and integrity. We enjoy what we do and it shows.

Shahida Imani – Chief Executive Officer

Shahida Imani was appointed as CEO of Chromacity in August 2018. A Chartered Management Accountant, Shahida has worked for number of high tech companies such as Optos, Voxar and Odos Imaging bringing expertise in scale up and international expansion.

Shahida Imani

Chief Executive Officer
Dr Christopher Leburn – Commercial Director and Co-Founder

Dr. Christopher Leburn leads the commercial growth of Chromacity. The former Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow holds a Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews in ultrafast solid-state lasers and co-founded Chromacity in 2013.

Dr Christopher Leburn

Commercial Director and Co-Founder

Dr Carl Farrell manages the design and development of Chromacity’s product portfolio. The Technical Director and Co-Founder holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southampton in optical fibre lasers.

Dr Carl Farrell

Technical Director & Co-Founder
Bill Handyside – Head of Manufacturing

Bill Handyside joined Chromacity in June 2019 as the Head of Manufacturing. Bill brings over 10 years’ experience from the laser industry and holds an MSc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices from the University of St Andrews.

Bill Handyside

Head of Manufacturing

Michael Dalgleish was appointed as Marketing & Communications Manager in September 2019 and offers over 15 years’ experience within biotechnology, IT and the energy sector.

Michael Dalgleish

Marketing & Communications Manager

Join the team


Chromacity is an equal opportunities employer. We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Interested? Send your C.V. to:

No agencies please. We already work with a preferred recruitment agency and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs.

R&D Engineer

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We are looking to expand the current team and appoint an R&D Engineer to enable the delivery of next generation laser technologies.


Essential Criteria


  • PhD level degree or equivalent commercial experience in laser technology, ideally within ultrafast lasers, optical parametric oscillators, fibre optics and non-linear optics.
  • Experience of femtosecond / picosecond / ultrafast laser development.
  • Hands-on experience with free space laser / fibre optics.
  • A theoretical understanding and thorough grounding in experimental techniques relevant to the research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English).


Desirable Criteria


Demonstrable experience in at least one other area below, supported by evidence:


  • OPO technology.
  • Optical fibres and fibre handling.
  • Practical electronics knowledge.
  • Knowledge on data acquisition and instrument control.
  • Experience of programming in CAD software and MATLAB or Python.


Behavioural Competencies


  • Attention to detail; presentation of information methodically, diligently and accurately.
  • Self-managed and focused on achieving results. Prioritises effectively, completing all tasks accurately and within required timescales.
  • Awareness of the corporate and financial context of the work.
  • Demonstrates a professional and customer service approach in all interactions with internal and external customers.
  • Able to relate well to others and use interpersonal skills in a manner appropriate to the situation to achieve desired objectives.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.


To apply for the position of R&D Engineer, send your CV to: