TitleDirector of Technology Strategy
FPC PositionBoard Member
Matthew Weed is a member of the original engineering team at Luminar, a leading automotive lidar provider, and is currently focused on the company’s future through analysis and roadmapping of the autonomous vehicle and sensor industries. His career has focused on commercializing advanced optics and photonics technologies and he has done so in drug delivery, medical diagnostics, and now automotive. In addition to his work at Luminar, Matthew is an active member of his international technical community having Chaired the Optical Society’s Public Policy Committee, and sitting Steering Committee Member of the National Photonics Initiative and Board Member of the Florida Photonics Cluster. Academically, he earned his PhD through studies of the integration and fabrication of chip-scale photonic devices at CREOL, the College of Optics at the University of Central Florida and received his Bachelor of Science in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds 24 US patents in laser, lidar, and other sensing technologies.