After a career as an IT network architect, engineer, and strategic planning consultant, Dr. Philbrick received his graduate degree from U.C. Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management in 2010. Much of his academic work focused on technology assessment and strategy with respect to 1-dimensional nanomaterials for energy and sensing applications. Since 2011, he has been with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), first as a AAAS Fellow, and now as a contractor with Allegheny Science & Technology. He was the lead author of the technological portions of the DOE’s 2014 Water-Energy Nexus report, and led the development of a 2017 DOE publication on Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams. He currently serves as the Waste-to-Energy Coordinator for the DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies office, targeting the production of drop-in biofuels from food waste, municipal sludges, and similar feedstocks.