Jason Eichenholz Ph.D. is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in laser and photonics product development and commercialization. In 2012, he co-founded Luminar, a NASDAQ listed global automotive technology company ushering in a new era of vehicle safety and autonomy.
Over the past twenty-five years, Eichenholz has led the development of hundreds of millions of dollars of revolutionary new photonics and photonic-enabled products spanning applications from autonomous vehicles, battlefield explosives detection, early cancer detection, new drug delivery systems and environmental studies from the depths of the oceans to the top of Mt. Everest and even on the Moon and Mars.
Eichenholz holds more than eighty U.S. patents, is a member of Florida Inventors Hall of Fame and the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida and is a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and a fellow of Optica, advancing optics and photonics worldwide. He earned both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optical Science and Engineering from CREOL at the University of Central Florida and a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
In his free time, Eichenholz likes to give back to his community and is especially passionate as an advocate for autism awareness, housing and employment and has served for 25 years as a Reserve Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician with Orange County Fire Rescue.