Dr. David Soane

Founder & CEO

As Founder and CEO of Soane Technologies, Dr. Soane leads diverse teams of scientists and engineers along two different paths: energy-efficient chemical conversion of CO2 into high-value end products; and the elimination of single-use plastics.

Before launching Soane Technologies, David was a serial entrepreneur for almost three decades. His earlier start-ups were all built on advanced materials, particularly interfacial chemistry.

His more recent start-ups have focused on sustainability and decarbonization, as exemplified by Soane Energy, Soane Mining, and Transform Materials.

Remarkable discoveries and innovative creativity have distinguished his companies; David is an inventor on over 500 U.S. and international issued patents and published applications.

Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, David was a tenured professor at the University of California Berkeley, where he also earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering.

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"I am amazed by our team's camaraderie, creativity, and commitment to healing the planet through carbon utilization. Every day at Carbogenesis is mission-critical."

-- Dr. David Soane