Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Andrew Williamson, PhD @awilliam100
Andrew Williamson is part of Physic’s Sustainable Living investment team. Andrew works with companies that are developing technologies, products and services to enable consumers to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. Among the portfolio company investments managed by Physic Ventures, Andrew is on the boards of Chromatin, EnergyHub, Gazelle, Impinj, Novomer, RecycleBank, and WaterSmart. Prior to joining Physic Ventures, Andrew spent 10 years leading materials science research and development projects at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. At NREL, Andrew developed computational models for predicting the opto-electronic properties of next generation photovoltaic materials. At LLNL, Andrew was the project leader for computational nanomaterials research. His group's research activities included nanomaterials, hydrogen storage, thermoelectric materials and battery technology. Andrew is a frequent speaker on Sustainability and Cleantech investing. He has published over 50 peer reviewed academic articles, books and patents. He holds a BA and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.