We're thrilled to welcome Dane Boysen to our program team. Dane joins Cyclotron Road as Chief Technologist, or, as he likes to call it, Chief Mentor. He will be bringing his many years of experience developing and commercializing hard energy technology to mentoring our cohort teams.
Prior to Cyclotron Road, he was Executive Director of Research Operations at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI). Before GTI, he served as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), where he managed over $100 million spread over 30 of the nation’s most cutting-edge energy technology research and development projects. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Boysen led an $11 million project to develop liquid metal batteries for grid-scale energy storage under Professor Don Sadoway at MIT. This work led to the founding of the venture-backed start-up Ambri. In 2004, Boysen co-founded Superprotonic Inc., a venture capital-backed start-up developing solid acid electrolyte-based fuel cells. Boysen received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science at Caltech.
"Technology does not change the world, people do," said Boysen. "Cyclotron Road has recruited the best and the brightest young scientists in the Nation. These folks will change the world and I am psyched to be a part of that."