Director Business Development, Center for Future Energy Systems
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mr. Martin A. Byrne, MBA has led the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) business development since 2008. CFES is one of fifteen NY Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT) funded by Empire State Development through its Science, Technology and Innovation Division (NYSTAR). In this role, he works to develop and grow new research partnerships with NYS industry in emerging energy technologies. CFES core faculty strengths are in energy materials, battery storage, renewables, building systems, lighting and grid integration and our industry partners reflect these technologies. He also maintains regular contact with an extensive network across the NY energy industry and works with companies to identify joint research, business development, and technology transfer opportunities.
Martin's previous experience includes 25 years of sales and marketing management experience in chemical, oil and gas and energy markets from positions at 3M, Total and GE. He started his career as a research scientist at the GE Global Research Center.