Dr. Nathan Kundtz
Kymeta Corporation: Chief Executive Officer and President
Dr. Nathan Kundtz is an entrepreneur, inventor, and innovator in the fields of wireless communications, microwave devices, and metamaterials. His work has led to the creation of multiple companies including Kymeta, which sits at the convergence of the explosive demand for mobile data and the transformative power of high-capacity satellites.
Nathan’s work on metamaterials at Duke University is highly cited as it focuses on the development of novel design techniques, such as transformation optics, to meet real-world needs. After conducting his award-winning research at Duke, Nathan was recruited by Bellevue, WA-based Intellectual Ventures, where he pioneered the development and use of metamaterials technology in beam-forming applications. The success of his work at Intellectual Ventures ultimately led to the spin-out of Kymeta Corporation in 2012.
When Kymeta was founded in 2012, Nathan served as its Chief Technology Officer and directed the company’s strategic product development. In June of 2014, he was appointed President of Kymeta, a position he continues to hold. In April of 2015, he was given the position of CEO in order to provide Kymeta with strong leadership, technological expertise, and a steadfast vision.
Nathan has authored more than 30 papers and technical reports in the fields of metamaterials, antennas, and semiconductor physics. He is an inventor holding more than 40 patents and patent applications.
Nathan, a Kymeta Founder, was a recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” in 2013 and serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Duke University, where he earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Physics.