#89 Matthew Dawson, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer, Utility Global
Dr. Matthew Dawson (PI): Dr. Dawson received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, graduating at the top of his class from both institutions. He has spent more than a decade of his career in research and project management roles at the likes of ExxonMobil, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, and MIT Investment Management Company. He has filed more than sixty (60) patent applications in the energy industry alone and overseen the development of numerous technologies which have gone on to be widely deployed throughout the industry. Several of the technologies he developed have been utilized by most major oil & gas operator in the United States. One such technology he developed was spun out into a start-up company by Dr. Dawson, which went on to receive the 2018 E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation. Dr. Dawson has overseen several successful technology companies as a CEO, CTO, and Director. He’s also served as a venture capital Investment Manager. Over the years, he’s shown an uncanny ability to rapidly transform a vision into high-impact products and drive widespread adoption.