Louay Eldada is the CEO and co-founder of Quanergy, the leading creator of high performing, reliable, low-cost LiDAR sensors. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Optical Engineering, all from Columbia University. He studied business administration at Harvard, MIT and Stanford. Dr. Eldada is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and a technical business leader with a proven track record at both small and large companies. With 71 patents and over 200 technical publications, he is a recognized expert in quantum optics, nanotechnology, photonic integrated circuits, advanced optoelectronics, sensors and robotics. Prior to Quanergy, Dr. Eldada served as CSO of SunEdison, CTO of HelioVolt (acquired by SK Energy), CTO DuPont Photonics formed by the acquisition of Telephotonics where he was founding CTO, and CTO of Honeywell’s Telecom Photonics business that he founded and sold to Corning. Louay has received many awards in his field throughout his career, including IEEE Outstanding Speaker Awards, R&D 100 Awards, and an Innovation Award from the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
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