Mike Regan has an MSc in Physics from the University of Liverpool, UK, and has been actively involved in the national and international laser safety standards sector since 2001.
Mike has in-depth knowledge of laser safety and is a Certificated Laser Protection Adviser in both the general/industrial and the medical/aesthetic sectors. He is an independent laser safety consultant, and currently the Director of the UK-based company Laser Safety Advisory Ltd. He was previously with Lucid for five years, and before that, spent three years with Lasermet. Prior to 2003 he had a senior role advising Marconi in-house on fibre optics laser safety issues, and leading Marconi’s corporate/global laser safety policy definition process.
Mike has worked in, and contributed to, a wide variety of applications concerning laser safety. He is currently Convenor to IEC TC76 Working Group 5: Safety of Fibre and Free Space Optical Communication Systems, and is an active member of IEC TC76 JWG12 - Eye and Face Protection Against Laser Radiation, for which he received the IEC 1906 Award in 2019.
Mike is a contributor to the recently published IEC / ISO 19818-1 laser eyewear standard, as the main author of the eyewear marking syntax section. Prior to that he was active in the BSI PH2/3 laser eyewear committee, in respect of EN 207 and EN 208, which has been incorporated into BSI EPL76. Mike was also Chair of the BSI CH403 Committee: Aesthetic Surgery and Aesthetic Non-Surgical Medical Services, and in 2015, received a BSI Leadership Award for his efforts.