Matt Kanan

Stanford University

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Matt Kanan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Director of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University. Matt’s research addresses chemical and engineering challenges in energy conversion, sustainable resource utilization, carbon negative technology, and human health. His group has developed carbon dioxide utilization technology to streamline the synthesis of commodity chemicals, catalysts that improve the efficiency of sustainable fuel synthesis, and a point-of-care device for ammonia detection. Matt has co-founded ReSource Chemical Corp. and Aza Technology to commercialize technologies invented in his lab. At the TomKat Center, Matt directs programs that help Stanford students and researchers develop and commercialize innovations that impact energy and sustainability. Prior to joining Stanford in 2009, Matt did his Ph.D. studies in organic chemistry at Harvard and postdoctoral research at MIT in inorganic chemistry. He earned his B.A. in chemistry from Rice University in 2000.

Sessions With Matt Kanan

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 10:30am - 11:10am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 05:10 pm

    New Business Models for Bringing Climate Tech Solutions to Scale

    Panel Diversity & Inclusion/Future of Workforce

    As the energy system decarbonizes, it is becoming more complex and more interconnected. Today’s emerging energy system is fundamentally different, forcing companies to compete globally. New technologies will have to be developed to meet climate ambitions, evolving energy uses, and emerging new supply chains. How will corporate structures and business models change as new opportunities, but also new threats, emerge? What new business models can scale new technologies to support decarbonization efforts? What opportunities and challenges will companies face?