Zecotek Photonics Inc. is a public company founded by Dr. A. F. Zerrouk in December 2004, in an effort to fund the final phase of research and development of an array of photonics technologies and their transfer to manufacturing and commercialisation.Dr. Zerrouk brings to the company a wealth of knowledge and experience in the photonics industries. In 1989, he established the first foreign partnered, private, business oriented photonics research Lab in the Ex-Soviet Union (Novosibirsk, Siberia). He duplicated the same model in three prestigious research institutes in Moscow. Dr. Zerrouk has acted as a technology transfer advisor, working closely with the Ministry of Science and Technology during the transition period to the Russian federation. He worked on Research and Development strategies for the new economy with prominent members of the Russian Academy of Science and coordinated many government projects in joint relations between Russia and countries like China, Germany, USA, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Zerrouk was Chairman and CEO of various companies in Europe and Asia. He has held research and faculty positions at various centers: the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, England, (Atomic & Laser physics); Siberian Academy of Sciences (TOKAMAK and Laser fusion research); the Institute of Thermal Processes, Moscow (high-power gas dynamic lasers) and the Institute of General Physics, Moscow.