Dr. Browne is a co-founder and Chief Technical Officer at M2X Energy. M2X is a start-up, funded by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that is commercializing a novel gas-to-liquids system to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas flaring. Previously, Dr. Browne was a founder at Rho AI, a data science company, where he led business operations. Rho AI was acquired by General Motors in 2021. Dr. Browne received his PhD (2016) in Earth & Environmental Engineering from Columbia University, and his BS in Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (1993). Dr. Browne’s PhD research serves as the basis for M2X Energy’s technology. Prior to his PhD, Dr. Browne spent two decades as a mechanical engineer in professional motorsports, where he held a range of engineering roles, culminating in a role as Crew Chief in NASCAR’s top series. Dr. Browne is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, and serves as the faculty advisor to the University’s Formula SAE team.