Chief Scientific Officer and Founder
Dr Sean Simpson founded LanzaTech in 2005 in New Zealand and now serves as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer. LanzaTech has successfully developed, scaled, and commercialized a novel industrial platform for the manufacture of sustainable fuels and chemicals. The company has raised over US$500 million in investment, and recently spun out a new company (LanzaJet) that will produce sustainable aviation fuel and diesel. Dr Simpson has published over 20 journal articles and holds over 200 patents. His awards include the 2015 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Presidential Green Chemistry Award, 2014 New Zealand Innovator of the Year Award, and the 2013 Kea NZ World Class New Zealander in Science.