You are here

Head-and-shoulders photo of Sven Mumme.

Mumme is a technology manager in the Building Technologies Office (BTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). He is the Emerging Technologies lead on Opaque Building Envelope and Thermal Energy Storage Materials R&D. In addition, Sven is involved in the Small Business Vouchers and Small Business Innovation Research award process, and he contributes to BTO’s Technology-to-Market Initiative.

Sven originally joined DOE 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 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, Sven 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 developed high-risk/high-reward businesses in energy storage, alternative feedstock conversion, and drug delivery, and he also led the new product development stage-gate process to advance step-out technologies to market. From 1999 to 2005, Sven 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.

Sven earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Most Recent

JUMP into STEM: Challenging University Students to Compete on Innovative Designs
June 1, 2018
ORNL launched the JUMP into STEM initiative to advance student skills in the STEM fields and encourage early-stage research in energy efficiency.
Learn More
4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill
February 7, 2018
While winter weather can bring magnificent snowy views, it isn’t always a pretty picture for your heating bill.
Learn More
Making Strides in Building Envelope Technologies
June 13, 2017
A properly designed and constructed building envelope can greatly increase a building’s energy savings, comfort, and indoor air quality.
Learn More
Fix Your Building … in a Box!
June 1, 2017
After several years of work, the CBI and ET teams partnering with the labs have licensed the manufacture of a new product, the Sensor Suitcase.
Learn More
3 Emerging National Lab Technologies in Building Energy Efficiency
April 4, 2017
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories are getting three more energy efficiency technologies ready for market evaluat...
Learn More