The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that David Danielson has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the position of assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy (EERE).
Danielson has been a program director at the DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) since 2009. Prior to joining ARPA-E, he was a clean energy venture capitalist at General Catalyst Partners, a Boston-based venture capital fund. He co-founded the firm's clean energy investment practice and helped build and grow start-ups in various clean energy technology areas, including solar power, wind power, advanced biofuels, bio-gas, carbon capture and storage, and advanced lighting.
Danielson is also a co-founder of the New England Clean Energy Council. He has authored more than 20 scientific articles in the field of advanced materials. Danielson holds a B.S. in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.