Robert Stoner

Deputy Director for Science and Technology, MITEI
MIT Energy Initiative


Is "Algaetecture" the answer to our CO2 crisis?

Is "Algaetecture" the answer to our CO2 crisis?

It's no secret the world's forests are being destroyed at the fastest rate in history. An algae canopy developed by ecoLogicStudio seems to offer a replacement.

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Robert J. Stoner is an inventor and technology entrepreneur who has worked extensively in academia and industry throughout his career, having built and managed successful technology firms in the semiconductor, IT and optics industries. From 2007 through 2009 he lived and worked in Africa and India while serving in a variety of senior roles within the Clinton Foundation. Stoner also serves as co-Director of the Tata Center for Technology and Design at MIT, and is a member of the Science and Technology Committee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, which manages the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His current research relates to energy technology and policy for developing countries. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Queen’s University, and his Ph.D. from Brown University in condensed matter physics.

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January 18, 2015
On Educating an Interdisciplinary Generation of Energy Access Experts

June 20, 2013
Tata Center students spot opportunities to innovate in India

September 27, 2011
Building innovation in India
MIT-India conference explores nation’s challenges, opportunities