Dr Safinya earned a PhD in Atomic Physics from Harvard University before joining Schlumberger. During his 30-year career he held various positions in Research, Engineering, Product Development, Marketing, Operations, M&A, Business Development and General Management in the USA, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. His career was spent in Wireline, Western-Geco, Telecoms, SEMA (IT Services), Oilfield Services as well as Schlumberger Limited (Corporate). Dr Safinya holds more than 20 US patents in areas of wireline logging, geophysics, heavy oil production and telecommunications and has published more than 20 papers in peer reviewed journals. He is an Alumnus of INSEAD, member of SPE and AAAS. He has been with Visuray since 2011. Mr. Safinya resides in the USA.