Dr. Cyrus Wadia is currently a Senior Advisor to both McKinsey & Co. and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL). He is the former Assistant Director for Clean Energy & Materials R&D with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he advised the White House and Executive Branch leadership in the design of national policy in energy, climate, advanced materials, manufacturing and critical minerals. Cyrus was responsible for the creation and expansion of over $1 billion in new budgetary initiatives, including the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) and led the development of the nation’s first policy framework and strategy on critical minerals.

Prior to joining the White House, Cyrus held a dual appointment with LBNL and the Haas School of Business where he was the Co-Director of Clean Tech to Market and Research Scientist. As a researcher, his pursuit of new highly scalable low cost energy technologies employing earth abundant materials earned him the MIT TR35 Young Innovator award. Before joining LBNL, he had spent seven years in Silicon Valley launching new technology to market. First as an engagement manager with R.B. Webber & Co where he worked with over 15 different venture backed startups; and next as a Senior Product Manager with AvantGo, where he completed several successful new product introductions.

Cyrus earned his PhD in Energy & Resources from U.C. Berkeley and holds both an M.S. and S.B. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.



Current Positions:

mckinsey & Company                                  Senior Advisor, Energy and Manufacturing

Lawrence berkeley national lab  Senior Advisor, Directorate and Energy Technologies