Dan Doble is senior technology manager at SABIC Ventures. He is responsible for identifying new opportunities for strategic investment in start-up companies, and building development plans that enable partnerships with mutually beneficial goals. SABIC’s areas of interest for strategic investment include non-conventional feedstocks and energy sources, advanced materials and industrial process innovations. Prior to joining SABIC 4 years ago, Dan was Director of Solar Energy at Fraunhofer CSE for 4 years, where he established a team and laboratory which engaged in contract R&D on photovoltaic modules for industrial customers. Previously Dan worked at Evergreen Solar (2 years), and Lam Research (6 years, formerly Novellus Systems) in various technical project management roles. Dan received an MA from University of Cambridge, UK in natural sciences, a PhD from University of Nottingham, UK in chemistry, and was a post-doctoral fellow for 2 years at UC Berkeley in chemistry. Dan grew up in England, and moved to the US in 1998 with a plan to return to the UK after 1 or 2 years. 18 years later he remains in the US. He is currently based in the Boston area and has his hands full with 2 baby girls. When time allows, he enjoys getting out and running on the local trails.