Dr. Mark Hartney is the director of the Office of Strategic Planning at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Mark is responsible for expanding the engagement of SLAC with industry partners, government agencies and Stanford University with an emphasis on renewable energy and materials.
Prior to his role at SLAC, Mark served at the Department of Energy as one of the founding program directors of ARPA-E, from July, 2009 to March 2012. As a program director, he was responsible for selecting and managing technical projects, and defining new research program opportunities. Mark led ARPA-E’s 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 including displays, photovoltaics and OLED lighting. Mark previously worked at Silicon Image, a semiconductor manufacturer in a variety of technical management, marketing and business development roles, and at dpiX, a display and sensor manufacturing company in similar roles.
From 1992 to 1996, Mark worked in Washington DC at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Mark also previously held research and development staff positions at MIT Lincoln Labs and AT&T Bell Labs.
Mark serves on the board of the California Clean Energy Fund and is an advisor to a few local energy-related companies.
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. He has over 60 technical publications, 100 conference presentations and 4 issued patents.