Dr. Shimon Eckhouse is a co-founder of Syneron and a co-developer of the proprietary elos technology on which Syneron’s aesthetic medical devices are based. Dr. Eckhouse was also the inventor and developer of IPL technology, another fundamental cornerstone of non-invasive aesthetic medical devices.
In addition to serving as active chairman at Syneron, Dr. Eckhouse is also the chairman and co-founder of CardioDex Ltd., NanoCyte Ltd., Navotek Ltd., Tulip Ltd., Rapid Medical Ltd., Opticul Diagnostic Ltd., RealView Ltd. and the Chairman of Orsense Ltd. Dr. Eckhouse was a co-founder of ColorChip and has served as its chairman and CEO from 2001 to 2003. He was a co-founder of Ventor Medical Technologies Ltd. and served as its Chairman until it was acquired by Medtronic in February 2009. Dr. Eckhouse was the chairman and CEO of ESC Medical Systems from its inception in 1992 until 1999. He also previously worked at Rafael, Armament Development Authority of Israel as a scientist, team leader and head of department and was active in various areas of R&D including lasers and electro-optics.
Dr. Eckhouse holds a B.Sc. in physics from the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Irvine. He has more than 20 registered patents and published more than 50 papers in leading reference journals and conferences. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology.