Kirk Liu currently serves as 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 agency-funded lab to the commercial market.
Kirk’s career has focused on commercialization and growth of new ideas. For the past 7 years, Kirk served in various growth capacities for early-stage startups. Recently, he served as the Head of Operations at a seed stage payments technology company. Kirk started his career as a chemical engineer at Honeywell UOP R&D, where he evaluated new petrochemical, oil, and gas technologies from conceptional design to commercial implementation.
Kirk earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.