Who We Are

Who We Are.

G2V Optics is a technology company founded on the idea of pushing the boundaries of optical technology to tackle really big problems. The journey started in 2013 at the National Institute of Nanotechnology and the University of Alberta where Dr. Michael Taschuk led a team to develop the variable spectra technology foundation which led to the pico solar simulator.

Quickly expanding into the horticulture lighting industry with the G2V perihelion, the team continues to utilize data-driven, scientific, collaborative design to pursue the best possible iteration of our products while maintaining value for our customers. 

With a continually expanding team, G2V looks towards the future to apply its core technology to the development of industry leading intelligent, automated illumination systems for research and cultivation. We’re always up for a conversation about ways to share and collaborate.

Meet the team

Mike Taschuk

Founder & technical Lead

Dr. Taschuk is a renowned expert in optoelectronic systems, with 15 years’ experience managing multi-disciplinary teams to develop advanced lighting, electronics, and characterization systems including sensing and forensic techniques in collaboration with industry partners. He is the named inventor on several patents and author of a textbook and over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. 






Ryan Tucker

Co-Founder & OPERATIONS/StRATEGY LEAD

Ryan has dedicated his career to technology commercialization and product development alongside firms including Philips Innovation Labs, Shell Aviation, and SOM Architecture in Canada and the Netherlands. His work has led to dozens of products scaled into volume manufacturing, multiple granted patents, and recognition from organizations including ASTech and the European Materials Research Society.

Chelsea

DIGITAL MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Chelsea gained her appreciation for beautiful design through her experience in the cosmetic industry and combines it with her education in Marketing to bring the best possible customer experience to G2V’s clients.

Daniel

DIGITAL MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Daniel comes from a background of digital marketing and is constantly pulled between the aesthetic world of design and the functional application of analytics to help G2V grow as a business.

Felix

Electronics Technologist

Felix has his Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, He specializes in the fabrication of electrical products, circuit board design, and firmware coding.

Malcolm

project engineeR

Malcolm is a Mechanical E.I.T. and a project engineer here at G2V. With his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, he works to improve product manufacturing process and design.

Shandilya

Electronics Technologist

Shandilya is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with a strong passion for his work. He constructs and improves upon the manufacturing and developing of G2V Optics technologies.

We’re always looking for passionate, and talented people to join our team. Get in touch!