Dr. Addison Killean Stark is Associate Director for Energy Innovation at BPC, where he coordinates the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC). Prior to joining BPC, Stark served as a Fellow at the US Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) focusing on early-stage energy technology development and R&D across sectors including renewable fuels, green industrial chemistry, dry-cooling technologies for water conservation in power generation, advanced sensor systems for agriculture and leveraging advanced manufacturing for the fabrication of energy devices. While at ARPA-E, he also served as Acting Program Director for ARPA-E’s $33 million Energy-Water Nexus portfolio, the Advanced Research In Dry-cooling (ARID) program. Stark is the author of multiple peer reviewed journal articles and popular press pieces on diverse topics in energy technology innovation including: advanced biofuels, hybrid PV/thermal solar energy, energy-water nexus, leveraging additive manufacturing for chemical reactor design, and innovation in energy technology and finance.
Dr. Stark completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His dissertation work elucidated fundamental physiochemical processes in thermochemical biofuel production. He also holds Masters’ degrees in Technology and Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering from MIT and Bachelors’ degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Iowa.