Prior to founding Recurrent, Scott spent 10 years as Chief Operating Officer of EnergySavvy, an energy efficiency software company where he played a critical role in growing the company to 75 employees and $10M in annual revenue prior to being acquired in 2019. Scott is the 2019 - 2020 Entrepreneur-in-Residence at University of Washington’s (UW) Clean Energy Institute. He also co-founded Ada Developers Academy, a non-profit training program for women and gender-diverse individuals going into software engineering. Scott has a B.A. from Williams College and MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Kyle has worked in senior engineering and leadership roles at several high growth technology startups over the past 9 years, including: the pet care marketplace Rover, the real estate listing site Estately, and the online legal directory and Q&A site Avvo. Kyle has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from The University of Alabama.
Bri is a feminist, tinkerer, musician, and full stack software developer. She holds an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington and is a graduate of Ada Developers Academy. After Ada, Bri joined Seattle-based EnergySavvy and spent her time there building software for utility companies and their customers. She has experience with a wide range of technologies including web applications, data pipelines, and numerical weather prediction. She loves building things for people that have a positive impact on the world. When she’s not working you can find her riding her bicycle or playing her guitar.
Blake is a data scientist with a strong drive to build products that help people reduce their climate impacts. He was the lead data scientist at EnergySavvy where he blended his love of data science with pipeline engineering and software development skills. Blake has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Brian is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on spatiotemporally resolving reaction and transport processes in solid oxide fuel cell materials by developing new scanning probe microscopy techniques. He also has experience modeling electrochemical systems and developing software impedance analysis. Brian has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Jon Witt is a Ph.D Candidate in Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. He currently researches electrolysis of carbon dioxide and water on solid oxide electrolysis cells, with the goal of aiding the development of alternative fuels made from renewable energy. Jon also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Mike is a Managing Director of Pioneer Square Labs. Mike co-founded and took public online advertising pioneer aQuantive, prior to selling to Microsoft in 2007. After leaving Microsoft in 2009, Mike served on the boards of Buuteeq (sold to Priceline), EnergySavvy (sold to Tendril), Market Leader (sold to Zillow), Real Networks, Flexe, Pixvana, and Pipeline Deals.
Steve works in the Materials Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and he is presently a Visiting Scholar in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Stanford. His research focuses on lithium battery aging, degradation and failure. He received a BS degree in chemistry from UCLA and a PhD in physical chemistry from Harvard University. After a Miller Post-Doctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley, he began his career at the General Motors Research Labs. Apart from a stint at the Ford Scientific Research Labs, Steve worked at GM until 2011, when he was awarded a Miller Visiting Professorship in the UC Berkeley Chemistry Department.
Simona Onori is an Assistant Professor in the Energy Resources Engineering Department at Stanford University where she also holds a courtesy appointment in EE. Her research is in sustainable transportation, clean energy and secondary life battery areas with a focus on hybrid and electric propulsion systems, electrochemical and electrical energy storage devices, emission mitigation devices and grid-storage systems. She is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles and Senior Member of IEEE since 2015. Simona holds a Laurea Degree in CSE, an M.S. in ECE, and a PhD. in Control Engineering from University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, University of New Mexico, and University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, respectively.
Dan is the founding director of the University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute (CEI) and the Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering. His research explores transport and reaction in electrochemical systems, including the performance of complex electrodes used in energy storage and conversion. He is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and is a board and executive committee member of the Washington CleanTech Alliance.
Bolun Xu is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Earth and Environmental Engineering. He is also a core faculty at Columbia Electro-chemical Energy Center. He has been working on developing non-intrusive battery degradation models and the corresponding optimization and control algorithms. He received his PhD degree from University of Washington and was a post-doc researcher at MIT before joining Columbia.