Nathan Kundtz

Founder & CEO


United States of America

Dr. Nathan Kundtz is an inventor and innovator in the field of metamaterials and microwave devices. Nathan’s research and work at Duke University on metamaterials is highly cited as it focuses on the development of novel design techniques, such as transformation optics, to meet real-world needs. After conducting award-winning research at Duke, he 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 to direct its strategic product development. In June of 2014, he was appointed as the president of Kymeta, a position he continues to hold. In April of 2015, he was appointed CEO to provide leadership, technology expertise, and a steadfast vision for Kymeta.

Nathan, a Kymeta Founder, was a recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” in 2013 and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Duke University, where he earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Physics.