Roland Thar is the CEO of the Pyro Science GmbH. He obtained his Master Degrees in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) and in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at the University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen, Germany) and acquired his PhD in Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). During his scientific and industrial career he has been involved in the development and application of optical sensing technologies for more than 15 years.