About RingIR

RingIR endeavours to become the world’s leading gas recognition and management company, because we believe everyone deserves to breathe clean air.

The health and safety of workers and the general public is a major concern in contemporary society as we go about our daily business and travel. The air we breathe should be as clean as the fresh, sparkling, water we drink.

The Founders and Board of Directors of RingIR have a clear vision to bring breakthrough science to the world. In an effort to serve our industry partners, our commitment to help solve problems where the safety and welfare of workers and surrounding communities is essential.

RingIR aims to produce innovative, superior quality, spectrometers with distinct value-added integration such as superior compound detection, portability, automation, real-time data delivery, high selectivity and sensitivity, and qualitative reproducibility. Our patented Quantum spectrometers take a leap ahead in scrutinising the quality of our work environments for the well-being of all.

Board/Team Members

The Board of Directors for RingIR has over 100 years combined experience in high tech, research and related industries.

Charles C. Harb, PhD

CEO/President | Director

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Charles Harb has been a noteworthy leader in the field of advanced interferometry and quantum optics. His distinguished research career has gained him international recognition with a H-index exceeding 25. Apart from his expertise in the area of laser development and instrumentation and his academic career, he has held numerous positions in commercial organisations and has personally started and been involved several start-up companies, as well as a range of industrial corporations in California and Australia. He has held positions such as Sr. Engineering (Space Optical Interferometry Group), Director of Scientific Development, and Sr. Manufacturing Engineer.

In 2013, Dr. Harb founded RingIR to commercialize the rtCRDS technology developed in his laboratories at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia, setting a new standard for taking technology out of the university research system. He is committed to bridging the gap between business and academia, in order to bring new ideas originating in research, to industry as practical products. He subsequently moved to a full-time role as President and CEO of RingIR and has grown the company to having facilities of operation in Albuquerque, NM, USA and Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Dr. Harb’s vision is to create a thriving industry for young business and technical personnel, enabling them to continue their education in a nurturing environment and one of equal opportunity. As a frequent flyer to all parts of the US and Australia, he can often be found drinking his elixir of life, coffee, keeping up with the news, his team, and his vision for success.

Anna Harb

Anna Harb

VP Administration | Director

Anna’s passion and expertise for building a superlative business infrastructure was honed in Silicon Valley, CA, where she spent significant time working in business and tech start-ups such as PennWell Publishing (recently purchased by Clarion Events of London), Informed Diagnostics, Inc. (now Picarro), and Lambda Control, Inc., to name a few. The excitement and fervour of new technology along with this groundwork gives her a unique perspective to see the “big picture” and the ability to help create the path necessary to achieve the ultimate goal.

As RingIR Co-founder, VP of Administration, and Wearer of Many Hats, her focus is to ensure that while building the business they are not so busy working in the business, that they neglect to work on the business. Her unique insight and fearless attitude toward learning and implementing new methodologies has given her tools necessary for success in building administrative processes and functions essential for growth. When her head is not buried in business, she switches from the analytic to the creative and throws herself into art and music, always ravenous for trying something new. Her latest challenge is the humble ukulele.

Lisa Linssen

General Manager-Australia | Director

Lisa Linssen - Based in Sydney, Lisa Linssen is the General Manager for RingIR’s Australian division. Lisa is a highly experienced executive who has held leadership roles with multi-national companies including Akzo Nobel, Toyota Tsusho and Huntsman Corporation. Lisa has a strong commercial focus and extensive experience in achieving strategic outcomes through excellence in execution and by delivering innovative solutions. Holding a Master of Intellectual Property, specialising in technology transfer and intellectual property commercialisation, Lisa also serves as an active member of the RingIR, Inc. Board of Directors.