Nathalie Rozot, Founder, CEO

An award-winning transdisciplinary designer with over 20 years of high level management, Nathalie Rozot has focused her practice on lighting since 2000 and she offers a global portfolio of distinguished large-scale public projects. She is an internationally-acclaimed thought leader and educator, and the founder of PhoScope, think tank on light. Her vision puts Photic at the forefront of 21st-century sustainable lighting.


Maria Thompson, Ph.D., CTO

Is a former Principal Applications Scientist at Osram Sylvania, where she led a research effort on tunable solid state lighting systems (SSL). She has degrees in architecture, 10 years of experience as a lighting designer in New York City and internationally, and a doctorate in Computation and Design from MIT. Maria offers expertise in the design and development of SSL systems and controls.



 Board of Directors


Nathalie Rozot, Chair

Maria Thompson

Amer Maleh



 Advisory Board

Valorie Born, Director of Marketing, Sherwood Design Engineers, offers extensive experience in marketing in a global market-place and expert client relations.

Bertrand Crönert, Schreder Group Marketing CMO, offers high-level expertise in the lighting industry from product development to marketing.

Jared Grimes, Director of Development Planning, Third Palm Capital, manages large real estate developments and uses cost benefit analyses of sustainable practices. to promote green building strategies.

Kevin Jennison, East Coast Regional Sales Director, FC Lighting, brings senior expertise in sales in solad state lighting with experience at Sesco, Eco-Sense, Philips Solid State Lighting and Color Kinetics.

Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Terreform ONE, promotes smart and socio-ecological design in cities through innovative solutions and technologies for local sustainability.

Mona Kim, Creative Director, SilkWormDreams, has directed a broad portfolio of international award-winning projects, and is in charge of Photic’s communications strategy and branding.