Dr. Iris Bloomer
Executive Vice President
Dr. Iris Bloomer is responsible for n&k’s strategic sales and marketing direction. Before
co-founding n&k Technology, Dr. Bloomer spent the past 17 years as Professor of Physics at San
Jose State University and is currently Professor-Emerita. She has authored numerous technical
publications and serves on the technical advisory board of Vacuum & Thin Film.
Dr. Bloomer holds a patent for what is known in current scientific literature as the Forouhi-Bloom-
er optical dispersion equations. Together with n&k co founder, Dr. Rahim Forouhi, she 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.
Dr. Bloomer received her doctorate in Physics in the area of General Relativity from the Univer-
sity of London and was awarded a Masters degree in Physics, instead of the Bachelor of Arts
degree, by Temple University.