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Seminar May 8th: Doug Wicks - Potential DOE Program to Secure Critical Minerals to Enable the Energy Transition

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Event Details:

Dr. Doug Wicks and ARPA-E Fellows
Seminar & Reception

Monday, May 8, 2023: 1-5 PM

Tresidder Oak Lounge
498 Santa Teresa St, Stanford, CA 94305

1-2 PM: Seminar
2-3:15 PM: Listening to Faculty Roundtable Discussion
3:15-5 PM: Networking Reception

Registration is free.

Doug Wicks' Bio
Program Director
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
Department of Energy

His program areas at ARPA-E are on transformative approaches for 1) critical mineral recovery from mining or waste-to-energy technologies and 2) approaches to develop and stimulate geologic hydrogen as a primary energy source.

Doug received his PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of
Massachusetts-Amherst followed by a career at Bayer, starting as a Senior Chemist and rising to become VP of Research for the Coatings and Colorants Division. In 2002, Doug moved to the University of Southern Mississippi Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, where he pursued research topics in polymer synthesis and led an NSF funded program on Entrepreneurship at the Interface of Medicinal and Polymer Chemistry. In 2008, he moved into the startup world driven by the CleanTech 1.0 VC investments, working in a number of biomass-to-fuels/chemicals and medicinal chemistry companies.

His last role before joining ARPA-E in 2019 was at Imerys, a French industrial minerals firm, where he first was the global research head of the Calcium Carbonates Business Unit, followed by developing and leading their external innovation effort across 28 mineral platforms.
Doug has more than 60 issued US Patents and numerous publications.