Principal Dinos Gonatas consults in the instrumentation and cleantech sector with recent assignments advising the DOE on stimulus projects, energy efficiency and smart grid technologies. He is particularly interested in sensor networks, machine learning and electric storage for renewables integration. His renewables integration work includes counseling clients on transmission access leading to a 50 MW expansion of a wind farm in Maine.

As a business development manager at Oxford Instruments he developed corporate IPstrategy and led patent assertion teams, together with new product development andtechnology scouting for materials science. He also managed electrical and mechanical engineering technologies as a licensing officer at MIT.

He has led teams resulting in bid wins such as a 1000MW electrical transmission line, and in financial due diligence for the acquisition of integrated electrical utilities, while a business development manager at Enron. Previously, he developed synthetic fuel technologies for coal and gas conversion at ExxonMobil, leading to 6 US patents. He holds a BA in Physics from Princeton, a PhD in Physics from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from Babson College.