About Us

NUBURU® is leading the transformation to a world of high-speed, high quality metal machining and processing using a first-to-market class of high-power, high-performance blue lasers.

NUBURU® blue laser technology breaks new ground—available as either a standard AO™ laser or high-brightness MISAKI™ laser—by enabling radical gains in speed and quality in existing metal processes, as well as also unlocking a path to new designs for both conventional laser-metal machining and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Spatter-free copper welding enables a large number of new applications not addressable with infrared lasers.


Mark Zediker, CEO, Co-Founders
Dr. Mark Zediker
CEO and Co-Founder
Dr. Zediker has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur. He has co-founded two other laser companies, Nuvonyx Inc. and Foro Energy Inc., and has successfully sold one of his companies to Coherent.
Mark graduated from the University of Illinois with a Ph.D. in Nuclear and Plasma Engineering in 1984, he received his M.S. in 1983, and his B.S. in Engineering Physics in 1978.
Jean Michel Pelaprat, CMO, Co-Founders
Jean-Michel Pelaprat
CM&SO and Co-Founder
Jean-Michel has previously worked as CEO for Novalux Inc. and Vytran LLC, and as Vice President and General manager for Coherent Inc.. He also co-founded Force A, Figulus, and A2E Partnership Inc.
He holds a Physics degree from Montpellier University in France and has extensive international management experience as a CEO, senior executives, and founder. Jean-Michel has also held board positions at both small private and large public companies.
Dr. Jean-Phillip Feve
Vice President R&D
JP has 25 years of experience in engineering and R&D. His field of expertise covers lasers and optical engineering, as well as nonlinear optics. JP has worked in various managerial positions at Directed Energy Solutions, and Lumentum. Prior to joining the laser industry, he held tenured research positions at 2 universities.
JP graduated from University Henri Poincare (Nancy, France) in 1994 with a Ph.D. in Materials Science, and he received an Habilitation in Physics from University of Dijon in 2002.
Denis Brisson
Vice President Operations
Denis has over 30 years of experience in Operations and Engineering over a wide range of industrial sectors including Laser manufacturing, Telecom, Aerospace, and Consumer products at fortune 500 companies such as 3M, Panasonic, and Bombardier, as well as start-up to mid-size organizations including Lumentum, Infinera Inc. and SDL. Prior to joining NUBURU, Denis held positions as V.P. of Engineering and Operations for Laser manufacturer TeraDiode/Panasonic and Director of Operations for Bombardier Aerospace.
Denis has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (LakeHead University, Canada) and was awarded a Professional Engineering License.