Jason Eichenholz is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in laser and photonics product development and commercialization. Over the past twenty-five years, he led the development of hundreds of millions of dollars of new photonics and photonic-enabled products. At Luminar he is responsible for R&D and Engineering of new products and bringing Luminar’s technology to market. Eichenholz is a fellow of SPIE and OSA and holds more than sixty patents on lasers and photonic devices. Eichenholz has a M.S. and Ph.D from CREOL at the University of Central Florida and a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Austin Russell is an engineer, entrepreneur, and LiDAR industry pioneer for Autonomous Vehicles. He founded Luminar at the age of 17 while pursuing research in optical technologies and exploring applications across the medical, augmented reality, robotics and automotive industries. After a brief stint in the Stanford applied physics department, Austin accepted the Thiel Fellowship to pursue his vision of developing a new kind of sensor technology with a mission to make autonomous vehicles both safe and ubiquitous. In 2017, Austin was recognized as one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 and Forbes’ 30 under 30.