David is co-founder at EMBR Labs, an MIT startup reinventing how we relate to temperature by developing technologies that improve our thermal comfort. Their flagship product is "Embr Wave", a wearable device focused on reducing the energy footprint of buildings by cooling/warming people instead of the whole room. He was listed on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in 2014 and on Technology Review's French Innovators Under 35 list in 2015.
He is an applied scientist devoted to building a cleaner water & energy future. Before starting EMBR Labs, he worked on China-US clean energy collaboration for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT in 2015, where he leveraged computational methods to investigate the potential of next-generation water desalination membranes made from graphene. His research was listed among the Top Five Most Surprising Scientific Discoveries of 2012 by Smithsonian.
In graduate school, David also held leadership positions in the MIT Water Club and the MIT Energy Club. He also holds a B.A. in Physics from Princeton University. He originally hails from France and is an avid student of Mandarin, rock climbing, and mindfulness meditation.