Ben is a Business Development Director at Lam Research and Principal at Lam Capital since 2023. Prior to joining Lam Capital, he developed and led Lam’s Technology Scouting program that identified, evaluated, and co-developed disruptive technologies in partnership with startups and established businesses alike. Before joining Lam, Ben was an entrepreneur and executive. He was co-founder and CEO of III-V CVD startup Inlustra Technologies, leading the company through its series B fundraising. He then joined micro-LED display startup Ostendo Technologies, where as Vice President of Technology he led nonpolar III-V epitaxy development and the company’s heterogeneous integration fab for monolithic displays. He has over 30 pending and issued patents and authored over 50 papers and book chapters with more than 3,500 citations. Ben earned his B.S.E in Materials Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California at Santa Barbara.