Sven Mumme is a technology manager in the Building Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this role he manages the Envelope subprogram within the Emerging Technologies (ET) program. He also leads BTO's Technology-to-Market Initiative, Small-Business Vouchers Program, and Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Mumme originally joined the Department of Energy in 2012 as an ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Advisor, where he helped transition breakthrough energy technologies from lab to market. He was responsible for leading the commercialization strategy for the Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy (MOVE) program and a variety of building energy efficiency, energy storage, and gas to liquids projects from the Open 2012 and OPEN 2015 programs. Prior to joining DOE, Mumme worked for the specialty chemicals and materials company W.R. Grace from 2006 to 2012. In his most recent role as a global marketing manager for incubator technologies, part of Grace's New Business Development department, he was charged with developing high-risk / high-reward businesses in energy storage, alternative feedstock conversion, and drug delivery and leading the new product development stage-gate process to advance step-out technologies to market. From 1999 to 2005, Mumme was a project engineer at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), where he designed laboratory systems and equipment for UL's test facilities across Asia, Europe and North America.
Mumme earned a B.S. with honors in mechanical engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.