Emily Cardoso is a mechanical engineer who joined Bühler Leybold Optics in Alzenau, Germany as a technologist five years ago, specializing in optics. She is a problem solver who offers a mix of service upgrades, sales support, and retrofit upgrades.
“As the name suggests, the role of the technologist is to understand the technology and so to know what is going on inside the machine,” says Cardoso. “For example, in my field a customer might want to save energy by changing the pumps that create the vacuum. My role is to do the calculations to see whether with this speed limit and this pumping limit it is achievable without compromising standards.”
Leybold Optics operates in a range of markets. For example, it produces the machines that apply coatings to architectural glass that help reduce the energy costs of heating and cooling. Ophthalmic and precision optics, the markets that Cardoso supports, includes optical solutions that enable face recognition in mobile phones, sensors for the car industry, diagnostic solutions within the life sciences, and coating technology for the semiconductor industry.