Matthew Ackerman is the Founder and CEO of QDIR. He earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Chicago where he developed high-performance infrared photodiodes using colloidal quantum dots as an inexpensive material alternative for the scalable production of infrared image sensor arrays. He received an M.S. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Chemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.