Photon Automation Expands with New Laser Applications Lab

Photon Automation Expands with New Laser Applications Lab

Greenfield, IN-based Photon Automation, Inc., a provider of automated laser technology solutions since 2000, is pleased to announce the opening of their state-of-the-art laser applications laboratory in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The 7,400-square-foot facility will be led by renowned laser physicist, Dr. Najah George, Ph.D., who brings over 35 years of extensive experience in laser technology.

The new laboratory will serve as a hub for cutting-edge research, development, and testing of laser applications. Equipped with advanced laser systems and best-in-class technology, the facility will offer a wide range of services to cater to the needs of various industries.

Activities at the Farmington Hills laboratory include:

  • Laser Applications Testing: Photon Automation’s team of experts, under the leadership of Dr. Najah George, will conduct comprehensive laser applications testing to assess feasibility and performance of their client’s applications.
  • Prototype Manufacturing and Testing: The facility will provide a dedicated space for the creation and testing of customer prototypes, enabling clients to validate their designs and accelerate their product development process.
  • Laser Job Shop Services: Photon Automation will offer laser job shop services to meet the manufacturing needs of industries seeking short-run laser processing solutions.
  • Testing and Diagnostic Services: The laboratory will provide testing and diagnostic services to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of laser processes including metallurgical analysis, and CT scanning.
  • Laser Education: Dr. Najah George, renowned for his expertise in laser applications, will lead educational initiatives aimed at promoting knowledge sharing and fostering innovation in the field of lasers. A list of classes and schedules will be posted at

Dr. George’s impressive background includes a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Master of Science degree in Laser Technology, and a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics. He began his laser journey in 1987 at the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC)/Laser Development and has since gained extensive experience across numerous sectors, including education, research, and industry. Dr. George has extensive global experience working with a laser optics company and was instrumental in developing battery technology for electric vehicles and grid storage projects.

“We are thrilled to open our new laser applications laboratory in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and welcome Dr. Najah George as the leader of this exciting venture,” said William Huffman, CEO of Photon Automation, Inc. “Dr. George’s wealth of experience and international recognition as a laser expert will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities and allow us to better serve our clients across multiple industries.”

Photon Automation’s expansion into Farmington Hills reinforces their commitment to delivering cutting-edge laser solutions and supporting the evolving needs of their customers. The laboratory’s proximity to major industrial hubs, including laser manufacturers, will facilitate collaboration with a diverse range of industries.

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