Fluorometrics Instruments (FMI) is based in Dunedin, Florida. FMI joined AlpHa Measurement Solutions, LLC in July of 2022.
The company was formed by founder Dr. Mahmoud Shahriari in 2012. 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 sensor 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 a number of optical chemical sensor products (oxygen and pH), based on sol-gel technology and introduced them to the market. Mahmoud left Ocean Optics in 2012 to form FMI.
Dr. Shahriari has been developing of a variety of fiber optic chemical sensors since the inception of FMI. Since the company’s inception, his 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.