Michael Kearney is a Senior Associate at The Engine, where he brings over a decade of operational and research experience in commercializing energy technology. Michael’s background combines training in economics and systems engineering with expertise in energy technology, market development and operational experience as an entrepreneur. Michael holds a Ph.D. from MIT Sloan School of Management, where his research focused on frictions in the commercialization of science, regulatory barriers to innovation and entrepreneurial strategy. Previously, he was the first employee at a clean-tech startup called Ambri, where he led business development efforts for five years, working with customers across the United States. Michael received an M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT and a B.A. in Mathematics and Political Science from Williams College.
The Biden-Harris Administration should expand the focus of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Program Office (LPO) to meet the demands of a changing energy industry.
The U.S. government should create a Foundational Technology Development and Deployment Office to fill critical commercialization gaps.
Create a $500M fund and an administration authority that allows relevant government agencies to create public-private partnerships.