Our Executive Team:Dr. Rahim Forouhi, President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rahim Forouhi is responsible for overseeing n&k’s overall business direction as well as driving the technical expertise in broadband spectrophotometry, semiconductor processing and optical instrumentation.
Dr. Forouhi holds a patent based on what is known in current scientific literature as the Forouhi-Bloomer optical dispersion equations. Together with n&k co-founder Dr. Iris Bloomer, he developed the patented “n&k Method,” a spectrophotometric method utilizing the Forouhi-Bloomer
optical dispersion equations for simultaneously determining thickness, index of refraction, extinction coefficient and the energy band gap for a variety of thin films, Semiconductors, Optical Coatings and Flat Panel Displays. A pioneer in his field, Dr. Forouhi has authored or co-authored
42 issued patents (click here for full list of patents) for semiconductor processing, optical instrumentation and optical characterization of materials, and has written numerous technical publications
Dr. Forouhi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the first graduating class of Aryamehr University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and a Masters in Physics from the University of Oslo, Norway. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of California,