Advisory Board

Prof. Kamal Alameh

Lead Science Advisor

Professor Kamal Alameh is the Director of the Electron Science Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, and Director of the WA Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems. He is a world renowned authority in optics and nanophotonics and a World-Class University (WCU) Professor with the Department of Nano-bio Materials and Electronics at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, Adjunct Professor at Glamorgan University, Wales, UK, and Guest Professor at Southeast University, Nanjing, China.  Professor Alameh has pioneered the integration of microelectronic and photonic sciences and developed a new and practical research area, “MicroPhotonics” that achieved innovative solutions for the ICT, Agriculture, Health, Consumer Electronics, Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas, Security and Defence sectors.  Kamal has a PhD in Engineering (Photonics), Sydney University, Australia, 1993; Masters of Engineering (Photonics), Melbourne University, Australia, 1989. Prof Alameh  has published over 250 peer reviewed journal and conference papers including three book chapters. In addition he has filed 22 patents over technologies and discoveries that have commercial potential.


Kevin Okamoto

Business Development & New Technology Markets

Director of PV Business at  Mitsuboshi Diamond Industry Co. Ltd (Japan) and project manager at MDI-SB Solar Co. Ltd (Japan) with 20 years experience in business development in PV industry. Worked with Apple’s development team for over 10 years.


Albert Abut


French architect graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts (Paris). With 25 years architectural & urban developments experience in cities of Paris and Tokyo. Also a naval architectural expert in material and technologies use in extreme conditions.


Falco Faber

Greenhouses & Protected Cropping

Director of Apex Greenhouses (Aust) Pty Ltd, largest manufacturer & builder of commercial greenhouses in Australia and New Zealand. Experienced in project management, sales, management and development in the greenhouse industry.