Dr. Madhav Acharya
Dr. Madhav Acharya currently serves as a Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), where he helps prepare innovative energy technologies for transition from the lab to the market. His focus at ARPA-E includes conversion of renewable energy into carbon neutral liquid fuels, low carbon cements and direct methane conversion to hydrogen and carbon.
He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and spent 17 years in various technical and managerial roles at ExxonMobil. His initial work was in the area of zeolite catalysis, where he worked on development, scale-up and licensing of catalysts for low sulfur fuels and advanced lubricants.