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Zoran Sodnik

Dr. Zoran Sodnik is the ScyLight optical communication technology manager in the Connectivity and Secure Communications (CSC) directorate. ScyLight is a dedicated funding scheme for optical communication, quantum key distribution and photonics technology developments.

Zoran joined the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1993 as senior optical engineer, managing R&D activities, supporting ESA programs and developing optical communications technologies. He supervised the implementation of ESA’s first optical ground station in Tenerife, Spain.

In 2013 Zoran became head of the Optoelectronics Section dealing with the development of optical detectors, laser systems, photonics systems, quantum technologies, LIDAR and optical communication systems. In 2020 he joined the CSC directorate managing the implementation of ScyLight work plan activities.