Our mission

We combine science and engineering ingenuity to develop unique photobiomodulation devices. Our goal is to improve one’s quality of life by continuously pushing the boundaries through innovation, of the delivery of light energy into the brain and inner systems.

We are committed to exploring new theories and research that lead to the development of home-use personal devices that are safe, practical and effective for everyone. To achieve this end, we collaborate with knowledge leaders and major universities world-wide.

Who we are

The technology of Vielight dates back to 1995 – when the founders, Dr. Lew Lim and a group of engineers explored the potential of intranasal photobiomodulation. Intranasal photobiomodulation devices were commercially developed in 2003, which were later trademarked as “Vielight” when the company was incorporated in 2011.

Over the years, our focus shifted towards the development of unique photobiomodulation devices which enhance cognition and performance, among other things.

Today, our team has since evolved into a formidable team of engineers, scientists and business professionals dedicated towards taking the technology to as many people as possible.

Research and Development division

Dr. Alison Smith, PhD, MSc Neuroscience
Manager of Performance Science and Research

Dr. Gena Loheswaran, PhD, MSc Pharmacology
Research Manager

Dr. Nazanin Hosseinkhah, PhD, MSc Medical Biophysics
Research Scientist and Physicist

Dr. Zara Abbaspour, MBBS, Medical Doctor
Research Physician

Dr. Janine Liburd, PhD, MSc Biochemistry
Clinical Trial Manager and Research Scientist

Dr.Mahta Karimpoor, PhD, Medical Biophysics
Research Scientist and Biomedical Engineer

Mark Heydari, MSc, Software Engineering
Full Stack Software Engineer

Teng Howe, BSc Mechanical Engineering
Chief Engineer, Mechanical & Manufacturing

Kam Yip, MBA, BSc Electrical Engineering
Electronics & Software Engineer

Mingyang Chen, MSc, Materials Engineering
Quality and Product Engineer

Advisors

Michael Hamblin, PhD, MSc, HBsc
Harvard Medical School

Administration division

Dr. Lew Lim, PhD, DNM, MBA, FCMA, Grad.Cert.Eng.
Founder & CEO

Peter Adams
VP, Business Development

Dr. Hilary Au, PhD, MSc, BSc Biochemistry
VP, Science, Materials & Logistics

Glynn Jones, CPA, CA, B Commerce
Chief Financial Officer

Liyao Ji, MSc. Biochemistry.
Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Gennady Lemud, CIM, MBA, BFA
Communications and Marketing Director

Dominic Jake King Lim, BSc Comp Math
Operations Director

Stacey Phelan, BA Public Admin.
Customer Service and Administration

Ciara Ross, BA Philosophy
Customer Service and Administration

Management

Lew Lim
Lew LimFounder & CEO
Dr. Lew Lim is an engineer with additional diplomas in Medical Neuroscience and Business and Accountancy. He obtained his degrees and diplomas from the University of California at Berkeley, University of Sheffield, Duke University, Quantum University and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.
Glynn Jones
Glynn JonesChief Financial Officer
Glynn is a Chartered Professional Accountant who trained at Ernst & Whinney and KPMG, and has many years experience in public practice and in senior financial positions at private and public companies, as well as in the University and non-profit sectors in British Columbia. He moved to Toronto and joined Vielight in 2013.
Peter Adams
Peter AdamsVP, Business Development
Peter has worked in executive, consulting and management positions both internationally and in Canada, in large corporations and startups. He has also worked as a consultant at Fortune 500 companies. His current focus is on early-market development for Vielight Inc.

Research and Engineering

Dr. Alison Smith
Dr. Alison SmithManager of Performance Science
Alison is leading the development of a new Vielight research initiative investigating the effects of Vielight photobiomodulation (PBM) devices in high performance athletics, brain training/biohacking, and meditation.

Alison received her Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo and was affiliated with the Sunnybrook: Centre for Stroke Recovery. She is also a senior medical writer, former University of Waterloo adjunct faculty member, and public speaker with over 15 years experience in the field of neuroscience.

Dr Zara Abbaspour, MD
Dr Zara Abbaspour, MDResearch Physician
Dr. Zara Abbaspour is a research physician at Vielight. After completing her medical training at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Abbaspour attended a post-doctoral fellowship at the Psychosomatic Research Center, Psychiatry Department at the Isfahan University of Medical science in collaboration with Freiburg University of Medical Science, Psychiatry department.

Dr. Abbaspour is involved in the research of the interactions of neurons with NIR energy and the corresponding effects on memory and mental acuity.

Dr. Genane Loheswaran
Dr. Genane LoheswaranResearch Manager
Genane manages Vielight’s research projects in collaboration with various organizations. She holds a BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto, a MSc in Neuroscience from McMaster University and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto.

Genane conducted research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health using transcranial magnetic stimulation and EEG to study the effects of commonly abused drugs on the brain.

Dr. Nazanin Hosseinkhah
Dr. Nazanin HosseinkhahResearch Scientist and Physicist
Nazanin is a Research Scientist and Physicist at Vielight. She has a BSc in Physics from Sharif University. Her MSc was in Optics and completed her PhD in Medical Biophysics from University of Toronto located at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Nazanin’s PhD project was on circulating microbubbles and ultrasound effects on the brain in the focused ultrasound laboratory. She took several scientific and management rolls following her PhD. At Elekta (former Acumyn Inc.), Nazanin led the physics team to develop an MR-Linac Unity QA software.

Dr. Mahta Karimpoor
Dr. Mahta KarimpoorBiomedical Engineer
Mahta leads biomedical engineering research and development at Vielight. She holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tabriz, an MSc in Medical Electronics and Physics from Queen Mary University of London and a PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto.

In the past, Mahta conducted research at Sunnybrook Research Institute, using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to understand the relationship between brain activity and behaviour.

Mingyang Chen
Mingyang ChenQuality and Product Technologist
Mingyang is a Quality and Product Engineer at Vielight. He holds a BEng and a MEng in Materials Engineering from McGill University.

Mingyang conducted research at the McGill Additive Manufacturing Laboratory applying Laser Powder Bed Fusion technology on aircraft components. He has expertise in engineering design, materials characterization, and Lean Six Sigma.

Mark Heydari
Mark HeydariSoftware Engineer
Mark is a full stack software developer and a professional technologist. He holds a MSc in Software Engineering form Technical University of Denmark.

Mark designed, developed and deployed numerous research web and mobile applications for financial and healthcare industries. He has expertise in cloud DevOps for developing backend web services in Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Liyao Ji
Liyao JiManager, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Liyao is the Manager, Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Vielight. She takes the lead in quality assurance and regulatory projects. She has a master of science degree from McGill University with a focus on biotechnology.

Liyao is a certified Regulatory Affairs professional and holds the Regulatory Affairs Certificate (RAC-Device) issued by Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS).

Dr Janine Liburd
Dr Janine LiburdClinical Trial Manager and Research Scientist
Janine is a Clinical Trial Manager and Research Scientist at Vielight. She holds a PhD from Queens University, Ontario.

Janine has been a part of Vielight since its founding. She conducted and published research on the structure of the single-lobe myosin Light chain C in complex with the Light chain-binding Domains of Myosin-1C, providing insights into divergent IQ motif recognition.

Marketing and Analytics

Gennady Lemud
Gennady LemudMarketing & Communications Director
With a MBA from Schulich and a BFA in Visual Arts and Design, the left and the right parts of Gennady’s brain are functioning on the same wavelength. He also has a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation and an understanding of markets, a novel fit for a growing tech company. His extensive marketing experience ranges from large multinationals to startups, covering areas from brand strategy to new product launches and more. This diverse and impressive resume and unique creative talent makes Gennady a valuable part of the Vielight team.
Dominic Jake King Lim
Dominic Jake King LimOperations Director
Dominic’s responsibilities range from range from project management, business and digital analytics to back-end web development. He graduated with a BSc. in Computational Mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Having been a part of Vielight since its founding, he applies his education to problem-solving across a wide range of fields.

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