Leila Madrone builds breakthrough energy technologies at the intersection of mechanics, electronics, and software. She has spent the past 12 years developing new energy solutions for grid applications, and, since founding Sunfolding in 2012, has focused on building machines to make solar an unstoppable force in the clean energy transition.
An MIT-trained roboticist — she received both her bachelors and masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with a focus on robotics and mechatronics — she has a talent for bringing innovative technology from concept to market in high-tech industries. Her early career included automation for the genomics industry and the commercialization of NASA robotics hardware.
As Sunfolding’s CTO, she drives overall company technical excellence and develops impactful solutions for the future grid.