Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., is the fellow in energy, minerals and materials at Rice University's Baker Institute, helping to build capacity on non-fuel minerals and materials supply chains. She has more than 40 years of experience in senior positions in energy (oil, gas/LNG, electric power) and environmental research, consulting and investment banking, with early career exposure to mining and mined land reclamation. Michot Foss served in several positions at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. She was the chief energy economist and head of the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Center for Energy Economics at UTA. She was a UH Shell Interdisciplinary Scholar with grants on North American gas and power integration and national oil companies. Her career research highlights include projects for local, national and international government bodies, including the Texas Comptroller, U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, World Bank, Japan’s External Trade Organization and other institutions. She led a university-based LNG industry consortium for North America. She implemented energy development assistance and engagement programs sponsored by USAID and the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources in more than 20 countries and regions, including Central Asia, Ukraine, West Africa, Uganda, India, Bangladesh and Mexico. She built and led the New Era in Oil, Gas & Power Value Creation program for energy sector professionals from more than 40 countries. She is a member of the advisory boards for Haddington Ventures LLC, Energy Intelligence Group, North American Energy Standards Board and LNG Allies. She is past president of the IAEE, International Association for Energy Economics; past president of the USAEE; and was named USAEE Senior Fellow. Michot Foss is a partner in Harvest Gas Management LLC.
Dr. Michot Foss will focus on plastics / resins and metals supply chains. She will discuss how the energy transition also is a materials transition. She will highlight how advanced carbon materials can slice this Gordian knot.