OUR TEAM

 
 

Dr. Yichen Shen: Co-founder, Chief Scientist

Yichen is Chief Scientist of Lux Labs and the lead inventor of several of our technologies, including Angular-Selective Transparent film. Yichen earned a PhD in Physics from MIT as well as a BA in Mathematics, BS in Physics, and MA in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins. He is a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient in the Energy category.

 

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. He earned an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Boston College.

 

Dr. Marin Soljacic: Co-founder, Board Member

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

 

Dr. Ryan Williams: Director of engineering

Ryan leads technical development and technical sales. He earned a PhD in Material Science & Engineering from MIT. Prior to joining Lux Labs, Ryan was the Director of Science & Technology at N12, another MIT materials spinout.

 

Dr. Wei Li: Senior Product Engineer

Wei leads our chemical engineering and nanoparticle research. She earned a PhD in Chemistry from Boston College and has extensive experience in nanoparticle formulation.

 

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.

 

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 PhD in Physics from Harvard and wrote his thesis with Professor Marin Soljacic of MIT.

 

Ming Yi: General Manager, China

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

 

Lu Wen: Product engineer

Lu Wen has a MS in Chemistry from Zhejiang University. He leads our product-scale engineering efforts.