Jason Eichenholz is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in laser, optics and photonics product development and commercialization. Before joining Luminar as CTO and co-founder, Eichenholz was the CEO and founder of Open Photonics, an open innovation company dedicated to the commercialization of optics and photonics technologies.
Eichenholz is a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, as well as a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He has served as the principal investigator for Air Force and DARPA funded research and development programs and holds twenty U.S. patents on new types of solid-state lasers, displays and photonic devices. Eichenholz has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Optical Science and Engineering from CREOL – The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida and a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.