Mike joined LanzaTech from Battelle Science and Technology Malaysia. In his role at Battelle, he worked closely with industrial partners to define strategic R&D objectives for a renewable technology portfolio. Prior to Battelle, Mike was a Lead Research Engineer at UOP LLC, managing technology development through internal R&D and collaboration with external research groups. He also performed techno-economic analysis and preliminary process design for early stage technologies in refining, petrochemicals and natural gas industries. Mike holds a B.S. in Chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He was the Co-recipient of the 2005 Hadan Freeman Award for Engineering Excellence, presented by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is the author and co-author of more than 20 US Patents.