David Soane, Ph.D.

Founder, Director, and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Soane is a serial entrepreneur and prolific innovator in the fields of polymer chemistry and nanotechnology. At Crop Enhancement, he spearheads the company’s creative problem-solving to provide novel answers for difficult industry problems. Applying nanotechnology and chemical engineering to a variety of mature industries, he has founded a number of successful companies: ACLARA (NASDAQ:ACLA), a manufacturer of diagnostic test products; Nano-tex, a manufacturer of textile materials that have been licensed by L.L. Bean, Eddie Bauer and many others; 2C Optics, an eyeglass lens manufacturer; ZMS, a contact lens manufacturer; and ICBM, a building materials and wallboard producer. Before his commercial ventures, Dr. Soane was a tenured Professor of Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley, with hundreds of scientific articles and patents in his resume. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley.

Leadership Team

Kevin Chen, Ph.D.​

Chief Executive Officer

David Soane, Ph.D.

Founder, Director, and Chief Technology Officer

Martha Groves

Chief Financial Officer

Robert Mahoney, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research and Development

Mark Phillipson

Agriculture Development Executive

M. Sharon Webb, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.​

Vice President of Intellectual Property

Mary L. Shelman

Industry Advisor