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Energizing Future Generations

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Antone's, 16th Floor & Virtual

Dr. Richard Carlin
Office of Naval Research, Department Head

Dr. Richard Carlin currently serves as Department Head, Naval Accelerator at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) where he is responsible for implementing innovative processes to accelerate the delivery of technology to the warfighter.  Dr. Carlin joined the Senior Executive Service in 2001, and he has over 27 years of civilian service.

Dr. Carlin held several Senior Executive positions at ONR prior to his current role.  He was the Department Head for Sea Warfare and Weapons from 2005 to 2019 with an annual S&T budget of approximately $400M in surface and subsurface mission areas that involved research in advanced platform designs, power and energy, autonomous systems, acoustics, and weapons effects.  He also served as the Division Director for the Undersea Weapons and Naval Materials Division from 2005 to 2006 and for the Mechanics and Energy Conversion Division from 2001 to 2005.  In these positions he oversaw a range of technology research investments in undersea weapons, energetic materials, fuel cells and batteries, and advanced structural and functional materials.

Before joining ONR, Dr. Carlin held several positions in academia and industry including the faculty of the University of Alabama faculty and as a research chemist at Air Products and Chemicals.  He received his B.S. in Honors Chemistry from the University of Alabama in 1977 and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Iowa State University in 1982.  

Dr. Carlin has published over 100 technical papers, and he is co-inventor on 7 United State patents.


Rick Rocheleau
HNEI, Director

Richard Rocheleau has over 40 years of experience in renewable energy including photovoltaics, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, ocean energy systems, and grid integration. Richard has been the Director of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), an Organized Research Unit at the University of Hawaii since 2000. Current focus areas include analysis to identify cost-effective pathways to Hawaii’s 100% RPS goals; development and demonstration of advanced grid architectures to enable alternative energy use; and development of international partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region.

Kim Baker
Elemental Excelerator, Director of Innovation

As Director of Innovation, Kim manages the water and circular economy portfolios at Elemental Excelerator. With over a decade of experience in launching and growing technology and organizational platforms rooted in sustainable impact, she helps Elemental’s portfolio companies at the board or executive level with project co-design and implementation, as well as business operations and growth.

Prior to joining Elemental she was a Senior Product Manager, where she launched and led a fast-growing product line for a growth-stage company and led through its acquisition. Kim launched her career as an environmental consultant with AECOM on a variety of public and private-sector projects, including the construction of PG&E's 400MW transmission line project and the development of San Francisco's Green Business Program. She also co-founded a venture in industrial wastewater treatment, completing multiple capital raises and winning awards on behalf of the company. She holds a BS in Environmental Engineering and an MBA in Sustainable Management.

Gwen Holdmann
Alaska Center for Energy and Power, Director

Gwen is the founder and Director of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP), an applied energy research program based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks which focuses on community-scale renewable/alternative energy technologies with an emphasis on Native Alaskan communities. Prior to joining the University of Alaska, Gwen worked in the private sector as a design engineer and project manager, including the design and construction of the only operating geothermal power plant in Alaska at Chena Hot Springs. She holds degrees in Engineering Physics (B.S., Bradley University) and Energy Engineering and Policy (M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks). Gwen is also a dog musher and has traveled and raced her team in northern communities across Alaska and Canada, including participation in the Iditarod and Yukon Quest sleddog races.


The U.S. Navy has set its sights on renewable energy as an alternative to fossil fuels — and not just because it’s good for the planet. Power sources that can be replenished naturally offer game-changing possibilities for military operations. By generating power from renewable energy resources, the Navy can reduce its dependence on an increasingly fragile supply chain while also reducing its carbon footprint.

Doing that requires partnership with the commercial industry, which is generally ahead of the military on the next generation of renewables. Find out how the Navy piloted a different business model to address energy resilience challenges through public-private partnerships and what collaboration opportunities it has planned as part of its Asia-Pacific Technology & Education program.


Attendees (41)

Alec Longarzo
Alec Longarzo
Dcode, Director
Jacob Fridakis
Jacob Fridakis
University of Texas at Austin, Student
Derek Denton
Derek Denton
MDM Wound Ventures Inc, Co-Founder & CEO
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Steve Amos
HealthCode, CEO/Founder
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Activate, VP, Defense Innovation
Matthew Schuler
Matthew Schuler
Saint Industries Inc, Chief Strategy Officer - PCADS HALO
Matthew Craig
Matthew Craig
Boone Group, Client Success Strategist
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Kara Carlson
Austin American-Statesman, Reporter
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Randy Groves
Exabyte.io, Business Development Public Sector
Ramon Sellers
Ramon Sellers
Siemens, National Federal Business Manager
Mahdi Schindelheim
Mahdi Schindelheim
GridRaster, / Head of Enterprise Sales & Strategy
Judson Crane
Judson Crane
Defense Innovation Board, Research Director (People & Process)
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