Chris Hartshorn

Posted on October 12, 2017

Chris was recently the Chief Technology Officer at Callaghan Innovation at University of Canterbury, New Zealand.  Previously, he served as the Chief Research Officer at Lux Research, Inc. and also served as its Vice President of Research. He led 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. He 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, he 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, Mr. Hartshorn 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.

He is the author of over 25 scientific articles and reviews, and co-inventor of numerous patents in the field of chemical and materials development. Mr. Hartshorn received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Canterbury.