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GR ADUATE STUDIES PROFILES

Paul Webster PhD, Engineering Physics

“The future has practically unlimited possibilities that we can’t conceive of today,” says Paul. “The key to managing this and optimizing outcomes is preparation, both to take advantage of Paul (right) and Laser Depth Dynamics CEO (and fellow Queen’s Engineering alum) Roger Bowes, Sc’92

opportunities and mitigate problems as they arrive.” Paul credits his Queen’s education—a “transformative experience”, he says—with equipping him with the right tools and management skills to advance in his career.

Solving problems and spatial reasoning fascinate Paul

“My time at Queen’s helped me answer many questions about

Webster, Sc’06, PhD’13, so it’s not surprising that he chose to

how the world works, technically and otherwise. I made a lot of

study Engineering Physics—a decision that led to a fulfilling

lifelong friends, and was given opportunities that I couldn’t have

career.

imagined when I was in high school,” says Paul.

Paul is founder and owner of Laser Depth Dynamics, a Kingston-

Paul has developed a good relationship with Queen’s in

based startup whose specialty is the LD-600, a device that allows

developing his product, citing a liberal intellectual property

for precise depth measurement of industrial laser processes. In

policy and substantial commercialization support as two

other words, when a laser beam is used to cut or drill a material,

attractive elements offered to aspiring entrepreneurs.

the LD-600 allows the operator to know exactly how deep the cut is, as the cut is being made.

A Kingston resident, Paul plans to expand Laser Depth Dynamics by adding new products across diverse manufacturing sectors.

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Being at the leading edge of technological design is both

He expects to fill other business roles with Laser Depth Dynamics

challenging and inspiring for someone who sees endless

in the future, but hopes he’ll always be “at least partially in touch”

potential in his career and in life.

with technical problem-solving and design.

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