Bryan Willson, PhD

Bryan Willson, PhD

Principal Investigator; Executive Director - CSU Energy Institute; Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Bryan Willson is the Principal Investigator of the CSU Site.   He is Executive Director of the CSU Energy Institute, where he also occupies the Bryan Willson Presidential Chair in Energy Innovation and serves as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering; he served as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy from 2012-2016. Dr. Willson is a serial entrepreneur who has launched several successful companies (Envirofit International, Solix Biosystems, Factor(e) Ventures, Xpower Inc.) and organizations (Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, Energy Institute, Powerhouse Energy Campus) from within the university, and has helped launch dozens of additional ventures from his roles at the CSU Energy Institute, ARPA-E, and Factor(e) Ventures. Dr. Willson coalesces the entire CSU Site ecosystem.