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Shawn Frayne

Shawn Frayne
President; Inventor, Looking Glass Hong Kong Ltd.

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Shawn founded Haddock Invention in 2006, a clean technology incubator based in San Francisco and Hong Kong, and co-founded a spin-off company, Humdinger Wind Energy, in 2007. Through these companies, Shawn has led the development of new technologies in the fields of green packaging, solar water disinfection, small-scale solar power, energy storage, and non-turbine wind power generation. For this work, he and the teams he works with have been awarded the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award (2007), noted as one of the ‘20 Best Brains Under 40’ by Discover Magazine (2008), and listed on Inc Magazine’s ’30 Under 30’ rising business leaders list (2009).

Shawn currently leads Looking Glass HK Ltd., advancing the world’s first patent pending volumetric 3D imaging technology.

Shawn has his B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Location: Fleet Room
Shawn Frayne (Looking Glass Hong Kong Ltd.)
Invention is not a single event that flares and then is gone. It's a weather system, where the best ideas float between often very different fields over long stretches of time. I'll be running through the tenuous connections that link a styrofoam packing peanut killer to a water disinfection system, which led to a non-turbine wind harvester that created a new art medium of volumetric printing. Read more.