About Us

Lumina Instruments is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California.

Founded in January 2019, Lumina Instruments aims to provide quality equipment for the growing market of glass used in high-tech products. The lack of affordable, fast, and accurate methods of analyzing the full suite of external and internal defects led them to create the revolutionary instrument.

It is led by a team of experienced technologists and senior engineers from globally recognized Silicon Valley-based industrial systems companies.

Meet the Team

Steven Meeks


  • Ph.D. Applied Physics

  • 30+ years experience in instrumentation development

  • Co-founder and CTO of Candela Instruments
  • VP of Technology at KLA-Tencor

  • 60+ patents

  • Hung Nguyen

    VP Engineering

  • MS EE

  • 30+ years experience in electronics design

  • Co-founder of Zeta Instruments

  • Director of Engineering at KLA-Tencor and Candela Instruments

  • 20+ patents

  • Ali Shahdoost

    Director of Operations

  • BS MechE

  • 20+ years experience in opto-mechanical design

  • System and Mechanical Engineering Manager at KLA-Tencor

  • Director of Engineering for HDD

  • Charles Chen

    VP Marketing and Business Development

  • Ph.D. Engineering

  • 25+ years experience in process control and metrology

  • Managed Filmetrics worldwide sales organization

  • Global Sales Manager at KLA.

  • 10+ patents