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Dr. Othon Monteiro

Technology-to-Market Advisor

Dr. Othon Monteiro currently serves as Technology-to-Market Advisor at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) where he supports the transition of breakthrough energy technologies from concept to commercial markets. Monteiro has extensive engineering experience in materials engineering, advanced materials, process development, and new product deployment. 

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Monteiro served as the VP of Product Development and Innovation at Nanoplazz Technologies, a start-up company based in Houston, Texas. At Nanoplazz Technologies, Monteiro managed the R&D project portfolio and helped develop and scale up the plasma processes for advanced materials synthesis as well as the plasma process for conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals precursors. Monteiro spent 7 years at Baker Hughes as a Senior Materials Scientist in Nanotechnology and later, as an Engineering Manager. At Baker Hughes, Monteiro designed and implemented an analytical laboratory for characterization of nanomaterials and managed applied research projects in complex fluids, sensors, nanotechnology and geothermal. 

Monteiro was a Founder and Technical Consultant for Materials Nanotech, where he provided consulting services on science, engineering, and business strategy for implementation of advanced technologies. He also served as a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and provided scientific leadership and executed research projects in materials science, thin films, and high-resolution characterization for the Accelerator Fusion Research Division. 

Monteiro has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a M.S. in Metallurgy from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He also holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering. He holds over 20 patents, published over 80 articles in scientific and technical journals, and authored three book chapters.