Director, Advanced Energy Technology Research
Mike Fowler is Director, Advanced Energy Technology Research at CATF, where he is responsible for exploring new technologies and related commercial landscapes, facilitating awareness of new technology options with key stakeholders such as vendors, customers, finance, public officials, and advocates, and identifying catalytic commercial and policy actions that could be useful in moving key technologies forward. He has spent most of the last two decades evaluating costs and advancing the benefits of clean energy and environmental systems, including providing support for project investment evaluations, providing testimony in state and federal regulatory and permit proceedings, and working with developers to unlock hidden value in their products.
Mike began his career at Harvard in atmospheric physics research before moving into air quality consulting and regulatory agency roles including Best Available Control Technology review for the State of New Mexico. From 2007 to 2012 Mike was Director, Advanced Technology for CATF. Most recently he spent five years with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries working to advance carbon capture and battery energy storage projects. In addition to his work for CATF Mike is an advisor to the Energy Options Network.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Harvard University, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master of Engineering degree in Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.