Dr. Addison Stark

Dr. Addison Killean Stark is Associate Director for Energy Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center. His portfolio spans the innovation lifecycle including early-stage R&D, venture formation, technology demonstrations and challenges in financing deployment for decarbonization.

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, distributed 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. Stark is the author of multiple peer reviewed journal articles and popular press pieces on diverse topics in energy technology, innovation and finance.

Stark also holds an appointment as an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s Science Technology and International Affairs department where he teaches a course on clean energy innovation.

Dr. Stark completed his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. 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.