Austin joined EarthOptics because he wanted to work with a company with a bigger goal than just making a profit. He's excited by the efforts EarthOptics is making to help minimize the monstrous task of safely and effectively feeding the world. Before joining EarthOptics Austin completed his Ph.D. in nanoscale optics where he worked on building novel light sources for spectroscopy. Most recently he has been working at an ‘at home’ personal wellness testing company where he worked on algorithms for interpreting the results of colorimetric and lateral flow assays.
In Austin's free time he enjoys playing board games, baking, and traveling. A goal of his is to travel to all seven continents and they only have two left — Africa and Australia! He is excited about his new role with EarthOptics and can't wait to meet the team and join the efforts.