Dr. Mark Hartney is an advisor to Breakthrough Energy Ventures with a focus on European activities. Mark also holds a part time position as the Chief Technology Officer and Division Director for Applied Energy at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Mark is also a Precourt Energy Scholar with the Stanford Precourt Energy Institute.
Prior to his role at SLAC, Mark served at the Department of Energy as one of the founding program directors of ARPA-E where he led efforts in carbon capture technology, (the IMPACCT program), as well as a number of other projects in wind technology, energy efficiency, biofuels and lighting.
Before going to ARPA-E, Mark served as the Chief Technical Officer for FlexTech, an industry-government partnership focused on R&D for flexible electronics. He has also served in technical management roles at various startups, including Silicon Image, dpiX; and has held staff positions at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), MIT Lincoln Labs and AT&T Bell Labs.
Mark is a graduate of MIT (B.S. and M.S.) and earned his doctoral degree at University of California at Berkeley, all in chemical engineering.