Research Management Team
Chris Hartshorn, Ph.D.
Vice President - Research
Chris Hartshorn is the Vice President of Research. He leads Lux Research's teams of industry analysts and consultants in providing on-going emerging technology intelligence and strategic advice for the world's leading technology companies. He is a sought-after speaker, delivering keynote speeches focused on emerging technology opportunities and challenges, and counter-intuitive insights in executive panels and discussions. Chris draws on extensive experience advising clients on a range of emerging technology areas including green buildings, water efficiency, energy storage, biofuels, advanced materials and photovoltaics and waste. Having previously directed Lux Research's consulting practice, Chris has lead numerous corporate, investor and start-up projects, providing navigation and recommendations on the emerging technologies and adoption landscapes critical to future business growth.
Prior to joining Lux Research, Chris worked for General Electric, managing global technology programs as well as in product development within its materials businesses. Earlier, he held positions as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina and as Senior Scientist contracted to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering.
Chris received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Canterbury and is the author of over 25 scientific articles and reviews, and co-inventor of numerous patents in the field of chemical and materials development.
Kevin Pang, Ph.D., MBA
Director of Consulting
Kevin leads our dedicated team of expert consultants that help top executives in the Innovation 1000 make critical decisions about markets, technologies, and strategy to better position existing businesses for growth and to launch new businesses wisely. Kevin and his team help our many clients size and prioritize addressable markets, correctly interpret the competitive landscape, anticipate disruptive technologies and companies, and develop sound go-to-market and business development strategies.
Kevin has more than 20 years of industry experience in the healthcare IT, biotechnology, and market intelligence industries. Previously he served as VP of Advisory Services at Decision Resources, a leading pharmaceutical market research and intelligence company.
Kevin holds bachelor degrees in Genetics and Molecular Biology from U.C. Berkeley, a Ph.D. from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Harvard University and his MBA from Bentley University. He has authored more than 20 primary publications in leading research journals and a number of patents in the areas of growth factors and stem cells. He has presented and chaired discussion panels, including the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Business.
Mark Bünger is a Research Director at Lux Research. Based in the firm's San Francisco office, Mark currently leads the Alternative Fuels and Bio-based Materials and Chemicals Intelligence practices. He joined Lux Research with 14 years of business strategy experience, both as a management consultant and technology analyst.
Previously, Mark was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, an International Engagement Manager at European consultancy Icon Medialab, and a Managing Director of Icon Medialab's U.S. office. The first six years of Mark's career were spent at Accenture in the U.S., U.K., and Sweden.
Mark's education includes International Marketing at Mälardalen Polytechnic in Sweden, and Market Research at the University of Texas in the U.S. He also studied Biochemistry through the University of California at Berkeley's extension program and currently works in the Center for Quantitiatve Biology at the University of California, San Francisco. Mark speaks English, Swedish, and German, and is conversant in French, Spanish, and other European languages.
Michael Holman, Ph.D.
Michael Holman is a Research Director at Lux Research. He is responsible for Lux Research’s Intelligence practices in Advanced Materials; Printed, Flexible, and Organic Electronics; Electric Vehicles; and Energy Electronics. He and his teams help clients, primarily large global corporations, identify and capitalize on new business opportunities in these emerging technology areas by providing market and technology insight and analysis. He also leads Lux Research’s work on benchmarks and best practices in technology scouting and open innovation, managing the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) – Lux Research Technology Scouting Program, and advising clients on how they can better run and organize their tech scouting programs.
Michael is also deeply involved in public policy issues in emerging technologies. He has been a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group and the U.S. and EU Perspectives on the Future of Science and Technology program, and helped the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) run its Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency Workshop and research roadmap. Michael is frequently quoted in the press, and has been cited in publications like The Economist, The Guardian, and Congressional Quarterly on the commercialization of emerging technologies.
Michael earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University, where he worked at Columbia’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. He also holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Philosophy from Rice University.
Richard Jun Li
Research Director - China
Richard Jun Li is the China Research Director at Lux Research. He heads Lux Research’s team of industry analysts in China. Prior to joining Lux Research. Richard worked for IMS Research, running the China office and leading the China research team in providing market research and industry intelligence to the world industry. Before the IMS Research role, Richard had over 12 years working experience with some well-known multinational companies both in China and Singapore.
Richard has led and conducted various industry research projects on consumer electronics, computer and peripheral, office equipment, electronics components, telecommunication devices, and etc. He has published a large number of industry research reports and press releases. He is also invited to speak at several electronics industry conferences.
Richard received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Shanghai University of Science and Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Dan Cline, a Senior Consultant at Lux Research, has been leading the company’s expansion of electronics-related services, including Energy Electronics and Bioelectronics. Through consulting engagements, he leverages relationships with start-ups, large corporations, and industry thought leaders to provide insight into emerging electronics and cleantech opportunities. He has developed strategic roadmaps of next-generation flash memory technologies for a top Asian electronics manufacturer, assessed electronic material growth markets for major chemicals companies, and assisted global information technology firms in mapping opportunities across the entire cleantech space.
Beyond his consulting engagements, Dan has contributed to the Lux Research Energy Electronics, Bioelectronics, and Advanced Materials Intelligence services, and speaks at conferences on topics ranging from flexible electronics to “Megatrend Mapping.”
Prior to joining Lux Research, Daniel worked as an analyst at The Aerospace Corporation’s Economic and Market Analysis Center where he advised on U.S. Government research and development funding for state-of-the-art national security space technologies ranging from III-IV solar cells and next-gen batteries to advanced space coatings and visual imagers.
Daniel graduated from the University of Southern California with a M.S. in product development engineering and a B.S. in electrical engineering.
As a Senior Analyst at Lux Research, Matthew Feinstein currently leads the Solar Systems Intelligence practice, covering solar module technologies, grid interconnection and project development/finance, as well as power electronics and other balance of systems technologies. He has spoken numerous times on innovations within the vast solar power electronics industry, and led the development of the Lux Research Solar Demand Forecaster – which uses current system pricing, geography-specific incentives, and detailed levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) analysis to compute system profitability (IRR) and forecasted installations. In the past he has contributed to a broad range of services, including Lux Research’s Smart Grid and Electric Vehicles Intelligence practices. He has also contributed to advisory projects in the Biosciences space.
Matthew received his B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he performed research with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Vehicle Fuel Emissions Laboratory relating to its development of a hydraulic hybrid delivery truck with corporate partner, UPS.
In her role as a Senior Consultant on the consulting team, Hilary leverages her market analysis and policy expertise to advise corporate and government clients. Much of her work focuses on energy-related topics, such as solar and smart grid/grid storage, as well as the innovation ecosystem. Some of Hilary’s projects include: advising a nanotechnology start-up on which markets to target, identifying alternative solutions for use during well completions for an oil and gas company, assisting a multinational corporation with an analysis of the viability of its energy-related IP in several MENA countries, evaluating innovation clusters around the U.S. for a large chemicals corporation, and assessing solar technology options for clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining Lux Research, Hilary was the Director of International Business for Meister Consultants Group (MCG). In this role, much of her work focused on advising governments and development banks on financial incentives and risk mitigation measures necessary to attract private sector investment in energy and climate adaptation projects in developing countries. Prior to MCG, Hilary was a consultant for PHOTON Consulting where she developed and managed a monthly retainer service on solar silicon and established the PHOTON Silicon Price Index. She was also a senior researcher at Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development and was a policy analyst at M.J. Bradley & Associates.
Hilary has presented at conferences in Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and North America, and has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Energy Policy, Sustainability and System Dynamics Review. She has also written articles for Renewable Energy World, BioCycle, Solar Today, Smart Grid News and PV News, and previously authored a monthly column in PHOTON International magazine.
Hilary earned an M.S. from Washington State University, where she studied computer simulation modeling of energy policy, and a B.S. from Rutgers University.
Brent Giles, Ph.D.
Brent Giles is a Senior Analyst at Lux Research and currently leads the Water Intelligence practice.
Before joining Lux Research, Brent worked for six years at Hach Company and with its German partner Lange, water technology companies that are part of Fortune 500 company, Danaher. As senior chemist and project manager at Hach, Brent led projects in water analysis and green technology, and extensively studied the drinking, waste and industrial water industries and the alternative fuels business. He developed products for the international market and worked in Germany, India and China. Brent also worked as Director of Green Technology for China Bridge Capital, a China-based investment bank. He identified business opportunities and conducted technical analysis on emerging technology companies in China.
Brent received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan. He taught as a professor at Colorado College. His research focused on ultrafast aqueous chemical kinetics and developing ultrasensitive spectrometers for atmospheric studies. He is the author of numerous papers and the inventor of a number of successful and field-tested products and industry trade secrets in the fields of green technology and water analytics.
Ross Kozarsky is a Senior Analyst who leads Lux Research’s Advanced Materials team. Ross’ primary responsibilities include providing strategic advice and on-going intelligence for emerging coating, composite, and catalyst materials that serve as enabling technologies for new markets and applications in industries ranging from oil and gas to electronics. He has advised a wide array of entities from large multinational corporations to investment firms to government agencies on strategic innovation decisions in domains such as transportation lightweighting, energy security, and nanotechnology. Beyond his research engagements, Ross has presented at conferences in Asia, Europe, and North America on topics ranging from carbon fiber composites to thin film solar cells.
Prior to joining Lux Research, Ross worked as a chemical engineer at the Silicon Valley solar startup Solexant, developing flexible thin film photovoltaic cells using printable nanomaterial technologies.
Ross holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, with certificates in Materials Science and Finance.
Jonathan Melnick, Ph.D.
As a Senior Analyst at Lux Research, Jonathan leads the Printed, Flexible and Organic Electronics Intelligence service, helping clients make informed decisions on a range of emerging technology areas such as displays, thin-film batteries, organic photovoltaics, functional inks and deposition methods. Prior to taking on this role, Jonathan also worked in Lux Research’s consulting practice on projects ranging from energy storage to materials for oil and gas.
Prior to joining Lux Research, Jonathan was a National Institute of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellow at MIT where he studied chemical mechanisms of solar energy storage.
Jonathan holds a Ph.D. with distinction, M.Phil and M.A. in chemistry from Columbia University and a B.S. with honors in chemistry from Syracuse University. He has authored 17 peer-reviewed scientific articles on a wide range of technology areas including solar energy storage, mercury remediation and enzymatic mechanism determination.
At Lux Research, Steve leads the company’s Grid Storage Intelligence service while simultaneously exploring new research areas. In this role, he speaks first-hand with innovative companies, start-ups, government agencies, and research groups that are developing technologies in the fields of power and energy storage. Steve combines the information from these discussions with extensive secondary research to offer advising services to Lux Research’s clients. Additionally, Steve performs consulting services at Lux Research, directing clients on how to navigate developing technological fields including the Smart Grid, grid-scale energy storage, and carbon dioxide mitigation in manufacturing processes.
Prior to joining Lux Research, Steve worked at Johnson and Johnson Consumer Products where he performed formulation development and claim substantiation for a variety of over-the-counter drugs and medical devices.
Steve holds a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering with a concentration on Nanoscale Materials from the University of Pennsylvania.
Evgenia Pekarskaya, Ph.D.
As a Senior Consultant at Lux Research, Evgenia is involved in research and consulting on a broad range of issues related to the development and commercialization of emerging technology. She leads projects focused on technology strategy, market assessment, investments and acquisitions in the areas of advanced materials, energy, and water. Evgenia’s consulting engagements include a number of multinational corporations, start-ups, governments and leading academic institutions in the U.S and Europe.
Prior to joining Lux Research, Evgenia was the director of the Material Characterization Facility at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she managed an inter- departmental laboratory, performed extensive research, and advised academic and industrial partners on nanoscale material characterization and other nanotechnology-related topics. She has 10 years of industrial and academic experience in several areas of materials science that includes aerospace, defense, oil and gas, electronics and biomedical applications. Her prior affiliations include ExxonMobil, the California Institute of Technology and the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel).
Evgenia holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Cambridge University, U.K. and an M.S. in Physics from Tomsk State University, Russia. She is an author of many scientific publications and a recipient of several awards for academic excellence.
Jaideep Raje is a Senior Consultant at Lux Research. Jaideep has advised a wide selection of entities, from Global 1000 corporations to start-ups to financial institutions and regulatory bodies, on effectively harnessing science-driven innovation in the physical and life sciences for strategic advantage. These projects have spanned several energy and environmental technologies, including photovoltaics, alternative power and energy storage, water, waste, sustainability, and green buildings, as well as nanotechnology. He leads Lux Research’s Green Buildings Intelligence services and also works with senior executives, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers in several emerging clean technology and nanotechnology areas. He was a co-author for Lux Research’s “The Cleantech Report,” a reference study on emerging energy and environmental technologies, as well as many other Lux Research reports. Jaideep has also been interviewed as a subject matter expert by media sources like Bloomberg, NPR, Financial Times, and Red Herring.
Jaideep joined the Lux Research team after working on cutting-edge nanotechnology problems at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he was involved with research in molecular engineering of nanomaterials for biotherapeutic applications. During his stint at UCSB, he also acquired a Certificate in Technology Management under UCSB’s Graduate Program in Management Practice.
Jaideep holds an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from UCSB and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai (formerly known as U.D.C.T., Mumbai).
Aditya Ranade, Ph.D., MBA
Aditya Ranade is a Senior Analyst on the Lux Research Intelligence team leading the Sustainable Building Materials Intelligence service. His other areas of expertise include solar photovoltaic energy, advanced polymeric materials, and next generation agriculture technologies. He has authored reports on building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), sustainable architectural coatings, and global green building hotspots.
Before joining Lux Research, Aditya obtained his MBA in Global Management from Babson College. During his MBA he consulted for Fortune 500 companies like Air Products and various start-ups in the U.S., India, and Norway. He also interned with Flagship Ventures, identifying and analyzing CleanTech investment opportunities in thermoelectric and advanced energy storage materials.
Prior to business school, Aditya was a Sr. Research Engineer with Saint-Gobain, where he developed novel encapsulant, frontsheet and backsheet products for crystalline silicon and flexible CIGS based solar PV modules. He set up Saint-Gobain’s Solar PV testing and characterization facilities at the Northborough R&D center and developed safety protocols for handling nanomaterials.
Before joining Saint-Gobain, Aditya obtained his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University. He has co-authored 10 peer-reviewed publications and an invited book chapter. He also holds a B.E. in Engineering from the University of Pune, India.
Kevin See, Ph.D.
Kevin See is a Senior Analyst at Lux Research who leads the Mobile Energy Intelligence practice. He conducts extensive primary and secondary research on topics ranging from novel energy storage technologies to next generation electric vehicles. In his previous consulting role, his contribution included market assessment and analysis of partnership opportunities for a variety of technologies, including nanomaterials, printed electronics, and solar energy conversion. He has been cited frequently in the press, in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Prior to joining Lux Research, Kevin was a joint postdoctoral researcher at The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and The University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on novel nanocomposite materials for thermoelectric conversion of waste heat into electricity.
Kevin obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and has authored articles in leading journals on subjects including nanocomposites, organic electronics, sensors, and thermoelectrics. He also holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University.
As a Senior Analyst at Lux Research, Andrew Soare leads the Alternative Fuels Intelligence service and the Bio-based Materials and Chemicals Intelligence service, where he regularly analyzes technologies, strategies, and business models of emerging companies. These technology domains focus on disruptive technology to generate transportation fuels, energy, and chemicals from biomass, waste, and other non-traditional feedstocks. Andrew has authored several reports, including an extensive market sizing study, benchmarking the existing penetration of biofuels and bio-based materials, and predicting future trends and drivers in the industry.
Andrew has made presentations to clients and conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia on alternative fuels, bio-based plastics, and solar and is frequently quoted in the press. Andrew has advised global corporations with a range of projects focusing on technology evaluation, market analysis, and partnership search and selection on topics ranging from future transportation fuels, biomass supply, bio-based polymers, and algae cultivation technologies.
Andrew Soare graduated Cum Laude from Cornell University with a concentration in Climate Science. While at Cornell, he participated in a field program researching the earth and environmental systems of Hawaii.