OUR TEAM

 
 
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Dr. Yichen Shen: Co-founder, Chief Scientist

Yichen is Chairman and Chief Scientist of Lux Labs and the lead inventor of our cornerstone technology, optical angular selective material. Yichen earned a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT as well as a B.A. in Mathematics, B.S. in Physics, and M.A. in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins. Yichen is a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient in the Energy category. 

 
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Spencer Powers: Co-founder, CEO

After first teaming up with Yichen in class at MIT, Spencer has led the commercialization efforts of Lux Labs. Spencer earned an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Boston College. 

 
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Dr. Marin Soljacic: Co-founder, Board Member

Marin is a professor of Physics at MIT and board member of Lux Labs. Marin is also a co-founder and board member of WiTricity Corporation and a MacArthur Fellow.

 
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Dr. John Joannopoulos: Co-founder, Advisor

John is professor of Physics at MIT and advisor to Lux Labs. John is also the co-founder of OmniGuide, Luminus Devices, WiTricity Corporation, and Typhoon HIL, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.

 
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Dr. Chia Wei (Wade) Hsu: Research advisor

Wade is a lead inventor of the wavelength selective scattering film and research advisor in the development of the transparent display technology. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard and a thesis with Marin Soljacic from MIT.

 

 
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Dr. Allen Lee: lEad Project Design Engineer

Allen has a B.S. and Ph.D. in Polymer Materials from Zhejiang University  He is the lead project design engineer of Lux Labs. 

 
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Ming Yi: General Manager, China

Ming has a B.S. in Polymer Materials from Zhejiang University. He is the general manager of operations in China for Lux Labs. 

 
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Lauren irie: Product Engineer intern

Lauren is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry. She is working as a product engineer intern for Lux Labs.