Sven 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 Envelope and Thermal Energy Storage R&D. In addition, Sven plays an integral role in the Advanced Building Construction (ABC) Initiative and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and 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.