David serves as a CATF senior fellow focusing on commercialization of advanced low carbon energy technology, with a particular focus on nuclear energy and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).
Most recently, David served as Deputy Assistant Secretary within the Office of Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. He was responsible for the DOE’s R&D programs in advanced fossil energy systems, large demonstration projects, and CCUS. He also led collaborative energy technology and policy development with international and domestic counterparties. Prior to joining DOE, David served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Duke Energy with responsibility for technology development across the energy spectrum including renewable, nuclear, fossil, and grid-related technologies. He also served as Vice President Duke Energy China Corp., with responsibility for evaluating nuclear and advanced non-nuclear technologies, and developing technology and business development partnerships.
He earned a B.A. from Indiana University, a B.S. from the University of the State of New York at Albany, an M.A. from Xavier University of Cincinnati, and an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.