Lumotive CTO and co-founder Gleb Akselrod has more than 10 years’ experience in photonics and optoelectronics. Prior to Lumotive he was the Director for Optical Technologies at Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, Washington, where he led a program on the commercialization of optical metamaterial and nanophotonic technologies. Before that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke University, where his work focused on plasmonic nanoantennas and metasurfaces. He completed his PhD in 2013 at MIT, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow and an NSF Graduate Fellow. For his dissertation, he studied the transport and coherence of excitons in materials used in solar cells and OLEDs. Prior to MIT, Gleb was at Landauer, Inc. where he developed and patented a fluorescent radiation sensor that is currently being used by over 100,000 soldiers in the US Army. He holds 5 US patents and has published over 25 scientific articles. Gleb received his BS in engineering physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.