Homan is an experienced entrepreneur and investor who identifies and cultivates new businesses and technologies. He has broad skill sets in business/technical/corporate strategy, international partnerships, business development, product development, manufacturing, R&D, fund raising, and deal structuring. His interests and expertise include: innovative markets and technologies, operations and management, culture and leadership, artificial intelligence, connected automotive technologies, mobile products and solutions, energy, semiconductors, and electrical engineering.
Based upon his Ph.D. research, Homan co-founded Solar Junction in 2007 to produce the world's most efficient solar cell for both terrestrial and space markets. Along with his team, Homan built up the company, raised several rounds of venture financing, achieved two world-record milestones, and manufactured product in high volume for numerous U.S. and overseas customers. Completing the entrepreneurial cycle, Solar Junction was acquired by an international firm in 2014.
Homan obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and his B.A. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. (Go Bears!) He is an inventor on over 60 patents and patent applications and is an author on numerous refereed publications on areas including lasers, solar cells, semiconductors, optoelectronics, and devices. Homan is frequently invited to speak on various topics in technology, business, and entrepreneurship at many universities, panels, and conferences around the world.