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 several of our technologies, including Angular-Selective Transparent film. 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 and also a co-founder of Lightelligence.

 
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Spencer Powers: Co-founder, CEO

Spencer first teamed up with Yichen in a technology innovation class at MIT and now leads the commercialization efforts of Lux Labs. Spencer earned an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from Boston College. Spencer is also a co-founder and board member of ArtLifting. 

 
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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 of WiTricity Corporation and Lightelligence and is 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, Typhoon HIL, and Lightelligence, 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 the lead inventor of the wavelength-selective scattering film (transparent display). Wade serves as a research advisor in the development of the transparent display technology. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard and wrote his thesis with Professor Marin Soljacic of MIT.

 

 
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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.