Fluorometrics Instruments (FMI) designs and manufactures innovative optical chemical sensor systems and fiber optic chemical sensors. In the FMI approach, optical fiber is used as an active intelligent medium for monitoring important parameters in life science, pharmaceutical, quality control, food and beverage, packaging, fuel industry, aerospace and a host of other applications.
FMI is based in Tampa, Florida. The company was formed in 2012 by its current president, Dr. Mahmoud Shahriari. As a materials scientist, Mahmoud started the research on fiber optic chemical sensors at Rutgers University as a research professor in 1986. He is one of the world’s pioneers in developing optical chemical sensors based on sol-gel technology.
In 1999, he joined the sensors department of Ocean Optics in Florida as the director of R&D. There, he continued his work on optical chemical sensors with Mike Morris, then President of Ocean Optics. During his tenure at Ocean Optics, he successfully developed number of optical chemical sensors products (oxygen and pH), based on sol-gel technology and introduced them to the market. Mahmoud left Ocean Optics in 2012 to form FMI.
Mahmoud has been focusing on the development of a variety of fiber optic chemical sensors since the inception of FMI. Since the company’s inception, this work has been focused on developing and manufacturing a host of optical chemical sensors for life science and industrial applications.
Some of these sensors include zero drift oxygen sensor (AP series), semi-disposable fiber optic O2 sensors, hydrocarbon compatible oxygen sensor (HCR series), fiber optic pH sensors and fiber optic temperature sensor. FMI’s goal is to provide a wide range of disposable and innovative sensors at a more affordable price-point than competing companies.