Dan Rogers serves as a Tech-to-Market Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), where he focuses on transformative, high-impact marine technologies to address our society’s most pressing ocean-related energy and critical resource needs.
Dan brings an extensive background in underwater technology operation, engineering, business development, and strategic partnership building in the marine science and technology field. Dan has supported dozens of deep sea robotic missions across the globe as a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) pilot and mechanical engineer and served as the technical lead for many of these missions. This includes working with 6,000 meter-rated ROV systems aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, the premiere platform for federal ocean exploration and technology innovation. In his previous position at the Washington, D.C.-based Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Dan organized and facilitated workshops and strategic convenings involving dozens of partners from across industry, government, and academic institutions, to capitalize on shared priorities and advance community-wide goals for ocean science, data, and technology. This role provided opportunities to support a wide range of industry groups, from nascent start-ups to well-known international companies, who are developing and scaling innovative technologies for marine energy and critical resource applications.
Dan holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Additionally, he holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.