David Danielson

David Danielson

Program Director

David Danielson's focus at ARPA-E is in advanced electrical energy storage technologies for vehicle electrification and grid-scale applications.

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Danielson was a clean energy venture capitalist with General Catalyst Partners, where he co-founded the firm's clean energy practice and helped build companies in various clean energy technology areas, including solar photovoltaics, solar thermal power, wind power, advanced biofuels, bio-gas, carbon capture and storage, and advanced lighting.

Danielson received his B.S. in materials science and engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He performed his doctoral work in clean energy materials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he created and taught multiple courses on advanced materials for clean energy. He is the author of more than 20 scientific articles in the field of advanced materials and is the holder of one U.S. patent licensed by industry.

Danielson was the founder of the MIT Energy Club, a co-founder of the MIT Energy Conference and the New England Clean Energy Council, a non-profit collaborative organization focused on bringing together regional thought leaders and experts to apply New England's innovation ecosystem toward solving the world's energy problems.

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