Leadership & Staff
Cyrus Wadia holds a dual appointment as: Co-Director of Cleantech to Market at the Haas School of Business and Guest Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He has spent the last six years at UC Berkeley and LBNL in pursuit of new low cost photovoltaic technology using earth abundant metal sulfides. Leveraging his knowledge in both the natural and social sciences, Cyrus’ research covers both exhaustible resource economics and the aqueous chemistry of nanoparticles. His work has resulted in two provisional patents and four peer reviewed journal articles. Cyrus was recently honored for this ground breaking work in renewable energy as a recipient of the MIT Technology Review Young Innovator award. Prior to his doctoral studies, Cyrus spent over 7 years in Silicon Valley launching new technology to market. First as an engagement manager with R.B. Webber & Co where he worked with over 15 different venture backed startups; and next as a Senior Product Manager with AvantGo, where he completed several successful new product introductions. More recently, Cyrus founded a boutique Internet services startup specializing in complex data analysis for which he now serves as Chairman of the Board. Cyrus earned his PhD in Energy & Resources from UC Berkeley and holds both an M.S. and S.B. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.