Mr. Chinmay Soman


Qualification - PhD


About -

Chinmay Soman is the co-founder, CEO, and co-inventor of core technologies at EarthSense, Inc. At EarthSense, he is leading the creation of a robotics and machine learning platform for transforming agricultural productivity and sustainability - starting with helping crop scientists accelerate crop breeding. Chinmay co-founded EarthSense while he was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign through NSF’s Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability program. During his post-doctoral research centered on soil microbiomes, he developed new ways of understanding plant and soil microbiomes, studied the effects of agricultural management practices on agricultural microbiomes, and invented new ways of optimizing plant-microbiome interactions. Chinmay was previously also the Lead Engineer and co-inventor of key technologies at Soil Diagnostics, Inc. and founder and CEO of Movable Objects, Inc. - a mobile sensing and computation startup.