Michael Helander

President & CEO, OTI Lumionics

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Toronto

Streams: Matter, Quantum

Michael Helander is president and CEO of OTI Lumionics Inc., an advanced materials company he cofounded during his PhD at the University of Toronto in 2011. The company develops advanced materials for consumer electronics, from headquarters in Toronto. Michael received a bachelor’s in engineering science and a PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Toronto. During graduate school, he published 104 peer-reviewed publications, eight patents, and two book chapters. He was a visiting scientist at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada and was a Governor General Gold Medal winner, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, and Chorafas Prize winner.