With a deep background in LEDs and robotics, Chemel co-founded Digital Lumens in 2008 to develop new, ultra-efficient LED lighting systems that leverage system-wide intelligence to maximize lighting energy efficiency for warehouse and industrial environments.
As the company’s co-founder and CTO, Brian leads product strategy, intellectual property and software development efforts, leveraging his extensive technical and entrepreneurial background in the field of solid-state lighting.
Prior to Digital Lumens, Chemel was a technical lead and development team manager as Director of Control Product Development at Color Kinetics, the pioneer of intelligent LED illumination systems, which was acquired by Philips Lighting in 2007. He came to the lighting industry via robotics, having designed autonomous mobile robotic systems as a researcher at the National Robotics Engineering Consortium for clients including DARPA and the U.S. Department of Energy.
He has also co-authored more than a dozen US and international patents in the fields of solid-state lighting, embedded controls, and robotics, and holds a Master of Science in Robotics and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, both from Carnegie Mellon University.