Daniel Riley


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Project Lead, Cyclotron Road


Quick Bio

Daniel Riley is a Project Lead at Cyclotron Road and Co-Founder of Spark Thermionics, a startup developing an entirely new type of generator that can produce power from any fuel source at high efficiency, in a quiet package that can scale from watts to megawatts. Spark Thermionics’ collaboration was recently awarded $3.8 million from the Department of Energy’s Advance Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop thermionic devices. Daniel received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford, and studied advanced materials for solar thermionic devices. Prior to Stanford, Daniel worked in Lighting Innovation at GE, and developed instrumentation for the cosmology research project SPIDER at Case Western Reserve University.

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