Previously Mike was Vice President of Engineering for LanzaTech. During his six years with LanzaTech he led the scale-up and commercialization of first of its kind gas fermentation technology for conversion of waste carbon into fuel and chemical products.
Prior to LanzaTech, Mike spent two years with Battelle Science and Technology Malaysia, where he worked closely with PETRONAS to develop the R&D infrastructure and capabilities for a robust sustainable fuel and chemical portfolio. This followed a ten year tenure at UOP in technology development.
Mike holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He received the 2015 EPA Greener Synthetic Pathway award, and the 2005 Haden Freeman Award for Engineering Excellence from IChemE. Mike has been granted more than 40 US Patents in his career.