Chris is a scientist and entrepreneur who is passionate about energy, sustainable business development, and innovation. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, a title that is far too long. Until recently he managed a startup company founded with the mission to transform forestry and agriculture waste into useful materials. Previous posts include scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, mountaineering guide, and technical consultant.
Chris is scheming to move to the North Fork some day, and enjoys hiking, construction projects, and policy conversations. He once assisted a man who was being attacked by an octopus.
Term end date: 2021.