Managing Director & CTO, Microsystems—Program Team

Activation Energy supports the world’s top science innovators in bridging the gap from concepts to products that can benefit humanity. As co-creators and managers of the Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial fellowship program, we have supported 42 science entrepreneurs since 2015, leading to 30 new hard tech companies that have attracted more than $80 million in early-stage funding from best-in-class investors and corporations. Thanks to a multi-year grant from a major donor, we aim to expand our program offering to new geographies and impact areas in 2019.


The CTO will serve as Managing Director for a new program office and primary advisor for our growing community of fellows working in the field of advanced microsystems. She or he will provide leadership to the Activation Energy team and external stakeholders across academia, industry, finance, and government as we work to create the world’s leading platform to support the commercial application of hard science and technology.

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About Activation Energy
Activation Energy, is an independent not-for-profit organization that partners with world-class research institutions, government agencies and private sponsors to launch and manage entrepreneurial research fellowship programs. Our partnerships provide a platform for deep engagement with both public and private sector partners, allowing us to address the most critical barriers facing science innovators as they move their ideas from lab the market. Our programs are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, DARPA, the California Energy Commission, and a number of the world’s most influential corporations and philanthropies.