Dr. Louay A. Eldada
CEO & Founder at Quanergy Systems Inc
SPIE Involvement:
Information Technology Committee | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Editor | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
Optoelectronics , Lasers , LiDAR , Sensors , Energy , Nanotechnology
Profile Summary

Louay Eldada is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Quanergy, a developer and manufacturer of advanced nanophotonic 3D sensors and sensing systems. He formerly was VP of Technology at Amprius, where he led the R&D and Engineering activities, developing advanced energy storage solutions using rechargeable lithium ion batteries based on silicon nanowire anodes.

Prior to Amprius, he was Chief Science Officer of SunEdison, the global leader in the delivery of solar power. He led the company’s innovation programs in photovoltaics and related technologies (energy storage, energy efficiency, controls), enabling high penetration of solar technologies in various markets (utility, commercial, residential, rural) and enhancing the performance and reliability of solar systems.

Louay was previously CTO and VP of Engineering of HelioVolt, where he led the development of thin film photovoltaic technologies, processes, equipment, modules and systems. He was earlier CTO and VP of Engineering for DuPont Photonics, a business that was formed from the acquisition by DuPont of Telephotonics, a company that he founded and where he led as CTO and VP of Engineering the development and commercialization of optoelectronic modules and subsystems. He formerly served at Honeywell, where he started the Telecom Photonics business and directed its R&D activities. The success of the business led to its acquisition by Corning, where he continued to direct technical development.

Dr. Eldada is Associate Editor of the Journal of Photonics for Energy. He is a senior member in IEEE, OSA, SPIE, AUVSI, MRS and ACS. He published 280 technical papers and books, chaired and organized 160 technical conferences, gave 200 keynote and invited talks, garnered 50 technical awards, and has 64 patents. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Columbia University.
Publications (99)

SPIE Conference Volume | September 28, 2017

SPIE Conference Volume | May 10, 2017

SPIE Conference Volume | December 5, 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | May 23, 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | October 12, 2015

SPIE Conference Volume | September 22, 2015

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Conference Committee Involvement (47)
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXI
2 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XX
29 January 2018 | San Francisco, California, United States
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices XIV
9 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XIX
31 January 2017 | San Francisco, California, United States
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices XIII
30 August 2016 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC594: Integrated Optics and Its Applications
This course provides attendees with a working knowledge of integrated optics and an understanding of its applications in a variety of fields. The course covers integrated optics theory, and it includes a comprehensive comparative review of integrated optic materials (glass, semiconductors, polymers, etc.), technologies (for generation, harnessing, amplification, and detection of light signals), devices and subsystems. Theoretical fundamentals, analytical models, closed form formulations, as well as intuitive descriptions, illustrative examples, and practical ‘tools of the trade’ will be presented throughout the course. The course also includes a discussion of the pros and cons of integrated optics compared with discrete optics, and it presents a realistic industry roadmap for optical integration and its use in communication systems, computers, data storage devices, displays, medical equipment, biological tools, sensors and test/measurement instrumentation.
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