Dr. Krish Doraiswamy
Dr. Krish Doraiswamy is a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), where he helps prepare innovative energy technologies for transition from the lab to the market. He is currently focused on the new Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program, which seeks to rapidly accelerate biomass yield gains through automated, predictive and systems-level approaches to biofuel crop breeding.
Prior to joining ARPA-E, Doraiswamy spent much of his career at DuPont, where he built expertise in technology strategy, marketing research, strategic planning and business development, and helped to launch several early stage business ventures. Among many early roles, he was Manager of Marketing and Business Development for DuPont Holographic Materials, where he negotiated strategic research and development (R&D) alliances with U.S. and Japanese partners. He continued at DuPont as Director of Business Development for a biotechnology-based business venture focused on DNA-based pathogen detection for food safety applications. In this role he also developed licensing strategy and negotiated external financing for the new business. He went on to pursue new business development for DuPont iTechnologies, where he formulated and implemented strategy for polymer-based photonics applications.
Most recently, Doraiswamy worked for DuPont Science and Technology as Research Collaborations Leader, providing direction for technology and business alliances with major international corporations as well as start-up companies and government agencies. He also led nanotechnology programs and guided strategic innovation planning focused on prioritizing R&D investments.
Doraiswamy holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and MBA in Marketing from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S. (Hons) in Chemistry from Imperial College in London, U.K.