Alastair is an engineering project manager with 16 years of technical and project management experience in consultancy and research environments. He received a BSc in Geology from Liverpool University and an MSc in Technology and Innovation Studies (Industrial Policy and Environmental Technology) from the University of Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit. His experience is on concept, detailed design and engineering of community and district-wide mechanical energy systems, and commercial building energy efficiency research and demonstration projects. Alastair’s recent projects have comprised technology field demonstration and deployment in commercial buildings and in LBNL's FLEXLAB commercial building testbed, and research into the potential for district energy in the U.S. He is a Project Manager for BETO's Agile BioFoundry consortia, the objective of which is to accelerate industry development of renewable biofuels and biodegradable materials.