2021 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Keynote Speaker William Bonvillian
Senior Director, MIT’s Office of Digital Learning

Bonvillian PhotoWilliam B. Bonvillian is a Lecturer at MIT, teaching two courses on innovation policy, and is Senior Director at MIT’s Office of Digital Learning, leading a major research project on workforce education. From 2006 until 2017, he was Director of MIT’s Washington Office, supporting MIT’s historic role in science policy. He has written extensively on energy tech policy and coauthored the book Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution from MIT Press. He is coauthor of two other books, Advanced Manufacturing: The New American Innovation Policies (MIT 2018) and Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors (Oxford 2015). Previously he worked for over 15 years on innovation issues as a senior advisor in the U.S. Senate, and earlier was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation. He serves on the National Academies’ Innovation Policy Forum standing committee and chairs the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy at the AAAS. He was elected a Fellow of the AAAS in 2011 and was awarded the IEEE’s distinguished public service award in 2007.