ABOUT US

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 enhancement 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.

Administration division

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

Peter Adams
VP, Business Development

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

Glynn Jones, CPA, CA, B Com.
Chief Financial Officer

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

Dominic Jake King Lim, BSc Comp Math.
Operations Director

Katherine Spencer, BSc Biopsych.
Customer Service and Administration

Haley Dwyer, Dip. Paralegal.
Customer Service and Administration

Research and Development division

Teng Howe, BSc Mech Eng.
Chief Engineer, Mechanical & Manufacturing

Kam Yip, MBA, BSc Elec Eng.
Electronics & Software Engineer

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

Gena Loheswaran, PhD, MSc Pharmacology.
Research Manager

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

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

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

Advisors

Michael Hamblin, PhD, MSc, HBsc
Harvard Medical School

Management Team

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 team

Dr. Mahta Karimpoor
Dr. Mahta KarimpoorResearch Scientist and Biomedical 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.

Dr. Genane Loheswaran
Dr. Genane LoheswaranResearch Manager for EEG Signal Processing
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. Alison Smith
Dr. Alison SmithManager of Performance Science & Research
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.

Marketing team

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 manages Vielight’s website and digital resources, ranging from analytics, project management 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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