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.


"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