Partners in Research and Development

We continually explore the application of innovative technologies through government or private R&D contracts to enhance the performance of our instruments and develop new inspection techniques.

OUR COMPANY.

Founded by experts in optics and non-destructive testing, Sound & Bright is specialized in the development of innovative non-destructive testing instruments. Our sophisticated systems are hand-assembled and tested by the same experts who developed them. With over ten patents to his name, Sound & Bright’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Pouet, is one of the leading scientists in his field. Thanks to his research and development we are currently the only company on the market to offer a system based on multi-channel random quadrature (MCRQ), the Quartet, which was developed thanks to grants from NASA and NSF. We continually explore the application of innovative technologies through government or private R&D contracts to enhance the performance of our instruments and develop new inspection techniques. We are interested in new partnerships to expand the development of our technologies and introduce our products to new markets.

OUR LOCATION.

We are located in beautiful Los Angeles, California at the intersection of Melrose Blvd and North Highland Ave. Our offices are just a few blocks away from the historic Kodak theater and on a clear day it is possible to see the Hollywood sign from right outside our offices. Come visit us!

EXECUTIVE TEAM.

Bruno Pouet

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Dr. Bruno Pouet’s work has been devoted to the design and improvement of optical and acoustical techniques for application in nondestructive evaluation. As a research scientist at Northwestern University from 1991 to 97, Bruno established and advanced many innovative techniques and technologies. These include a photorefractive heterodyne interferometer and optical noise reduction technique for speckle interferometry (Patent: US5481356), among many others. 

Today, Bruno brings his extensive R&D experience in optics, acoustics, electronics and mechanics to his position as Sound & Bright’s Chief Technical Officer. His laser ultrasonic sensor based on multi-channel random-quadrature interferometry (Patent US7978341, US7864338, US7729881) is the basis of our Quartet system. We are the only LU system manufacturer on the market to use this innovative and proprietary technology. Bruno is also responsible for designing our Two-wave-mixing based Tempo systems, including our Tempo 2D which was developed with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Mickael Messaoudi

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mickael Messaoudi has M.S. in Microelectronics with a specialization in Communication Systems and Sensors. His expertise lies in system optimization. After graduating from the University of Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée, Mickael worked as a system engineer in the field of optoelectronics. Soon thereafter he was recruited to work as a product manager – supervising the development, manufacturing and sale of a Two-Wave Mixing laser-based system.

For seven years Mickael has striven to improve system designs. His principle focus has been to develop low-cost, high-performance laser-based receivers. He has worked to diagnose manufacturing flaws, considerably improving the system assembly process. By collaborating with manufacturers and design engineers he has improved system architecture and reduced the price of our systems.

Pierre Gagniarre

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Dr. Bruno Pouet’s work has been devoted to the design and improvement of optical and acoustical techniques for application in nondestructive evaluation. As a research scientist at Northwestern University from 1991 to 97, Bruno established and advanced many innovative techniques and technologies. These include a photorefractive heterodyne interferometer and optical noise reduction technique for speckle interferometry (Patent: US5481356), among many others. 

Today, Bruno brings his extensive R&D experience in optics, acoustics, electronics and mechanics to his position as Sound & Bright’s Chief Technical Officer. His laser ultrasonic sensor based on multi-channel random-quadrature interferometry (Patent US7978341, US7864338, US7729881) is the basis of our Quartet system. We are the only LU system manufacturer on the market to use this innovative and proprietary technology. Bruno is also responsible for designing our Two-wave-mixing based Tempo systems, including our Tempo 2D which was developed with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Mohamed El Ketara

PROJECT MANAGER

Dr. El Ketara received his PhD. with honors In Physics on the field of “Lasers, Matters and nanosciences” from University of Bordeaux, France in 2013. As a research scientist from 2010 to 2013, he developed during his thesis, “Optical reorientation of liquid crystals in presence of material or optical topological defects”, innovative nondestructive methods to observe, characterize and generate complex optical phenomena experiments.

From 2014 to 2018, he worked in the research and development division of a company specialized in Non Destructive technology as product manager where his work led to improved quality products and robustness. Dr. El Ketara is currently working as a contractual project manager at Sound and Bright. There, he is working on software development and opto-mechanical engineering to meet new technological requests and improve the overall user experience.