Vice President, Advanced Energy Storage
Westlake Village, California, United States
Craig R. Horne, Ph.D. serves as Vice President of Advanced Energy Storage Development at Energy Vault and is responsible for the company’s portfolio expansion of energy storage solutions. Dr. Horne joined Energy Vault with deep domestic and international experience and over 30 years working with energy storage technologies.
Over multiple decades, Dr. Horne managed the development and commercialization of advanced energy storage systems, as well as materials, processes, and diagnostic methods for energy, electronics, and telecom applications. Dr. Horne has led the deployment and development of electrochemical energy systems and technologies spanning a range of underlying technology classes (flow, lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries as well as fuel cells). Dr. Horne formerly served on the Board Chair of the Energy Storage Association (ESA) and was an active participant in regulatory and legislative processes such as California’s landmark energy storage initiative (AB2514).
Prior to joining Energy Vault, Dr. Horne served as Managing Director of Energy Storage at Wellhead Electric, Senior Director at Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE), Vice President at Renewable Energy Systems (RES), and founding CEO and Chairman of EnerVault where he raised over $25M in venture and grant funding. Craig also served as Vice President of Technology at World Energy Labs, Senior Vice President and Founder of Kainos Energy, and Chair of the Electrochemical Society, San Francisco Section.
Dr. Horne currently serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, has over 15 publications, and has been awarded 22 U.S. Patents. Dr. Horne holds degrees in Material Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley (Ph.D), UC Los Angeles (M.S.), and the University of Florida (B.S.).
Monday, September 11, 2023
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT