Brent F.

Technology executive with 17+ years experience in Photonics & Optoelectronics

United States of America
German, English

Thought leader and prolific inventor with years of experience at the leading edge of numerous technical fields and industries including: optoelectronics and solar energy to materials and defense syste...see more

  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom
  • Electrical Equipments & Components
  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Engineering


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Chief Scientist and Founder

Stealth Startup
1 year
Current position
Jan 2022 - Present
A stealth startup is a startup company that operates in stealth mode, i.e. that avoids public attention. This may be done to hide information from competitors, or — as part of a marketi...see more

Founding Scientist

Sense Photonics
5 years
Jan 2017 - Apr 2022
Part of the core team that founded Sense Photonics, a new firm that seeks to develop low cost, high performance lidar technology for autonomous vehicles. As the founding scientist, Bren...see more

Director of R&D

1 year
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
Promoted to drive funding for all government research and development projects representing Semprius’ major revenue sources.  Married both technology and market knowledge to bid on and ...see more

Consulting Scientist

2 years
Dec 2015 - Aug 2017
Provided R&D expertise for X-celeprint, the world leader in micro-transfer printing of compound semiconductor devices for optoelectronic applications. Projects focused on optical modeli...see more

Staff Scientist

2 years
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Promoted to lead product and business development of space technology and laser power beaming technology.  Drove fundraising from the DOD and DOE and led the technical due diligence res...see more

Senior Engineer

3 years
Aug 2011 - May 2014
Directed research and development programs throughout the life cycle with the goal of designing cost-effective manufacturing components of a finished unique concentrating photovoltaic (...see more

Research Staff Member

Institute for Defense Analyses
6 years
Jan 2005 - Jan 2011
For this non-profit consultancy, I produced expert, objective analyses and recommendations in order to solve business challenges with national security implications facing clients by ap...see more

Research Assistant

Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia
18 years
Current position
Jan 2005 - Present
Equity analysis across entire solar energy industry in 2005

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom
  • Electrical Equipments & Components

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Engineering


  • Spectroscopy
  • Optics
  • Design of Experiments
  • Photovoltaics
  • Physical Chemistry