Dr. Siva Sivananthan, Episolar’s Founder, was honored as one of eleven White
House Immigrant Innovator “Champions of Change,” who strive to better our
economy by creating American jobs in dynamic technology sectors. Specifically,
Dr. Sivananthan was recognized for his work in the development of night vision
technology. The mercury cadmium telluride-based sensors used in the night
vision technology were developed at EPIR, a company that he founded.
A Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Dr.
Sivananthan is also the founder of the high-tech, Bell Labs-styled incubator,
Sivananthan Laboratories, and the recipient of two awards under the Energy